An obituary appeared in the New York Times last spring for Richard Blue.
BLUE--Richard, September 18, 1946 - May 16, 2009. Beloved husband to Amanda and wonderful father to Kathleen, Rich was a remarkable human being, loved by all. A great contributor to the music world, Rich had early success as a member of the Association (as Ted Bluechel Jr.) and progressed to write many great songs. [Link]This came as a great surprise to Ted Bluechel, Jr., formerly of The Association.
Earlier this week, it was reported that [Ted Bluechel, Jr.] had died — but, according to the daughter of [Association] member Larry Ramos, he’s still very much alive; she just talked with him over the past day or so! [Link]