I didn’t know Ed personally but I have been a huge fan of Dommantia for quite some time. His health has been a concern for quite some time now and it seems as it he has passed (although nothing official on his page).
I admire anyone that writes about music for the sake of just doing it. He obviously had a passion for music. The site was great and I found out about many great bands through his writings. There’s still a PayPal donation link up on the page and I’m sure money for medical bills and funeral arrangements will be needed.