I don't know him either, but why would you instantly blame other TGP'rs as small minded when you have no idea what happened?why let anything said by what are surely some of the smaller minds around here bother you?
I have no idea what happened and that's about the last conclusion I would come to with no information.
I've seen dozens on top of dozens of goodbye threads, what's the big deal?
People change, **** happens, life goes on, what else is there really to say?
Give it a month or two, see what happens.