This has circulated in the emails today:
Sad news – Erik Carlsson died this morning in a London hospital. He fell in his home in Eaton Bray two and a half week ago, injured his back and punctured a lung never to recover. He was 86 years.
This was also confirmed by Simo Lampinen when I called him.
I’m very sad to hear these news. Erik was the true Mr. Saab. He will be missed.