I wrote about this guy showing signs of age. I had written an article about him, which was meant to be his introduction to the larger world of "preservation" breeding. He demonstrates so many attributes people are looking for, but has never been used much as a breeding stallion, simply because he is so useful and personable.
Turns out his illness is chronic liver failure. Damn.
They say that sometimes the liver can regenerate, but I think that's very unlikely. Very. So I guess it will be a eulogy after all.