I have now received official notice that in fact Prof. Ehud Netzer has passed away, and that the funeral will be tomorrow morning (Friday, October 29th) at 10am at the cemetery at Kibbutz Qiryat Anavim (just outside Jerusalem).
I now can repost what I had written about him yesterday, but put it up on the net too early:
Prof. Ehud Netzer (HU), excavator of Herodium, has passed away. Ehud was seriously injured from a fall at Herodium two days ago, and was in critical condition since. Earlier today, unfortunately, he passed away.
Ehud was an important scholar, whose tenacious search for Herod’s tomb finally bore fruit a few years ago at the site of Herodium.
In addition to his impressive professional abilities, Ehud was a warm, kind and generous person.
He will be sorely missed by all. Yehi Zichro Baruch!