I've also been away from Second Life for a long time, in fact I've left, but I do pop onto these boards to read now and again.
Am saddened to read of his passing.
I first met Adamark as I wandered through a Gorean-themed store about five years ago. He messaged me out of the blue and struck up a dialogue. I was new to Gor, and quite nervous and eager to please. He offered me his help, and told me to message him anytime I wanted to. Over the years, I did just that. I asked his advice on many subjects, and his wise counsel affected my decisions on SL Gor.
He was not a close friend of mine, though he was on my friend's list, and still is, (I think). We never hung out; I never rp'd with him, we never met ooc except once, when he asked me to take some pictures of his avatar, and I did. Even during the photo session, there wasn't much interaction. I was intent on taking the best shots, and he was afk, I think. But...
I'll never forget his kindness to an SL Gor newbie. He was always plain-talking, straight-up, honest. He never told you what you wanted to hear, he told you the truth. He never failed to message me back. He always treated me as an equal. He was never sleazy. He always had time to answer my noob questions.
Thank you, Adamark. I remember you. Journey well, and run with the wind.