Yes, this was devastating news indeed.
I would heartily endorse every word you wrote, Dave - but particularly the final para, where you summed him up to a T (Yorkshire T, naturally!).
Steve was such a lovely guy, kind and generous, straight and sincere. And a fantastic singer who sang the songs he believed in, so well.
He was also a fund of knowledge and right-minded opinion!
I too feel privileged to have known (and sung with) Steve, and the folk world will be much the poorer with his passing.
"One of life's good guys", for sure. And we've lost far too many of those in the past 18 months.
My deepest sympathies to Maggie and all the family.