Yeah, but he makes a very good point if you consider that:
a. it was in his job description to mingle at Blackhat/Defcon etc
b. (assumption) he had unusual private interests
c. the *really* (in hindsight, natch) obvious route to having a hold on him would be to obtain access to his browsing habits etc in the interests of blackmail
d. we (or any black hats so inclined) wouldn't know all of the above, but he did - all along
e. I'm not buying that he had a careless personality that would have ignored such a threat
The whole thing stinks, and his family have my deepest condolences - almost any other death in recent memory hasn't been followed up by quite such an awful line in sordid detail.