I’m sorry to do this so impersonally, but it’s longer than a text and I can’t do the phone. This is what I know:

Baker’s drinking problem was much worse than I ever would have guessed. He was walking up the basement stairs, looked down at his son, looked up at the ceiling and started to throw up. Then he fell down the stairs, continued to vomit and lost consciousness. They worked for 30 min trying to revive him.

His wife, Florence, requested an autopsy, so it will be 3 days before that process ends. No conversations about arrangements have been started. The arrangements will be handled by Leete in Enfield. http://www.leetestevens.com/

I just returned from his house. His wife and son seem to be doing ok. There address is 6 Edgewood St. Enfield 06082.

My apologies if this seems cold. He was a hero and a favorite of mine. I just wanted to get you the info I had. I will follow up as I know anything.