As I said, at the time the news of his death arrived, no one on the forum was aware that he was even fasting. It would have been extremely odd for him to be fasting without announcing it on the forum - that's one of its primary functions, so that other fasters can weigh in and lend moral support, etc.
Yeah, Srinath is not the easiest poster to understand, and I hafta say, I disagree with a lot of what he says. For example, it simply isn't true that blood sugar halves every day of fasting. I don't know where he got that idea. As a former T2, I monitered my blood sugar during a 21 day fast, and I was utterly amazed to find it completely stabilize at around a rudely healthy 60-70 mg/dl from day 5 right thru to the end. Virtually no variation or any sign of a hypoglycemic crash. It made no sense at all, and it was yet another powerful demonstration to me of the ability of fasting to effect a state of complete homeostasis - the perfect/optimal balance and working of every system in the body. I'm using IF right now to achieve the same effect on my wide-angle glaucoma, and my next appt with the ophthalmologist in late June will confirm one way or another whether I have been successful. I'll report back here if anyone is remotely interested.
I would say there was a good chance that the doc. will see your post and reply within a couple of days or so. If not, I can bring it to his attn. But if he fails to respond, then yes, of course I'll answer your questions. To address one of them now, I would say only one fatty meal prior to fasting is necessary to put you in fat-burning mode.