From Jan Hoiberg's The Band website:
April 3, 1943 - March 4, 1986. Too soon gone.
"Isn't everybody dreaming?--then the voice I hear is real.
Out of all the idle scheming, can't we have something to feel?"
--"In a Station", Richard Manuel
"Richard was a sweet, sweet guy... Always pushed the envelope beyond where it would go. Drove one hundred fifty miles an hour in his driveway; faster on the road."
It would have been absolutely amazing to have met him, but his legacy lives on.