Just got word that Floyd Salas died Sunday the 17th at the age of 90. Tattoo the Wicked Cross, baby.
His companion of 38 years, Claire Ortalda, did the obit for Berkleyside — an excellent piece of writing, rounding up the major things you might need to know about Floyd. I don’t think you will find a better summation.
If you want something longer, try my piece “Collecting Floyd Salas” from Firsts: The Book Collectors Magazine — yes, I go through the history of his books but there’s lots of Floyd personality stuff in it, too.
Floyd had enough personality for any ten or twenty people.