It is with sadness that I pass on this message that was posted on Bob's Facebook wall.
"This is a message for everyone that knew and loved Bob. It is with immense sadness that we have to inform you that Bob passed away in the early hours of Sunday 10th May. We are all absolutely gutted and it has come as a huge shock.
As some of you may already know, Bob underwent surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary on Friday with the aim of increasing his lung function. Although his surgery was initially successful, he developed complications from which he was unable to recover.
We appreciate that, although Bob had been ill for some time, this news will nonetheless come as a shock to you all too.
There will be a wake in Bristol in the coming weeks and we will announce the date and time as soon they have been arranged.
Please feel free to spread this news, as Bob knew a lot of people, some of whom may not be on Facebook.
If there is anything that anyone would like to write on here or say at the wake then we would be very pleased to hear from you.
We can also be reached by email at the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and Nick firstname.lastname@example.org"
Bob and I both had valve implants, mine very successful, unfortunately, Bob's not so. As a result, Bob was put forward for Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, which was performed last week, on Friday morning.