He opened the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series this June, and I was pretty psyched to be able to see and hear him live. Honestly, though, at that point in time he already did not look like a man in the best of health. But he gave it his all anyhow. See for yourselves.
I don’t know how far he had gotten on his new album, but hopefully far enough that something can be put together for posthumous release (though that sort of thing has at best a checkered history of success, it’s still nice when it happens).