He was 78 not 87..the OP got it wrong. I never realised that he had both legs amputated a few years backStandard by 6, Kerr Avon. Blake's 7 is still my favourite sci-fi ever; the Liberator still my favourite ship. Sadly I never got to meet Paul but he was high on my list of 'people I'd love to have a beer with' and from what I have heard he was a true gentleman.
You'll be sadly missed, Paul.
It would be nice to see an in-game memorial; given that B7 was such a large influence on the original Elite.