Yesterday sparkymonster called to let me know that ethrosdemon passed away on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 (edited to correct date). missyjack has reported this news as well.
Kassie and I had not been friends in a very long time, but I often thought of her, mostly fondly despite how exasperating she could be. I am very sorry to learn of her passing from liver failure.
My understanding is that her family has chosen not to acknowledge her passing with any of the normal accompaniments of death such as an obituary, a wake or funeral or a memorial of some kind -- at Kassie's request. I know many people will be asking about these things so I just wanted to share the information that the standard acknowledgements of death will not be forthcoming. If I learn about any changes in this status I'll post about it.
I'm not really sure what to say about Kassie. It has been well over 10 years since I spoke to her and of course our blow-up online was about something that doesn't even matter that much anymore, but prior to that heated moment we had some great times hanging out together. I thought she was funny and smart and I always enjoyed her egging me on into fictional depravity *g*
So rest in peace, my dear Frenemy.