He's still in the new season. That brings us to what, 3 TP cast members who passed away between shooting their scenes and the show airing? Him, Miguel Ferrer, and Catherine Coulson. How about allowing the actors to live to watch their own work please mr grim reaper?
I saw on twitter a guy who played a generic cop in one of the shitty episodes in the middle of season 2 was posting about looking forward to his episode of the new show airing. Also saw an interview with the girl who played Donna's little sister in exactly one episode that was brought back as well. I find it pretty amusing that they brought back actors like these that no one remembers or would miss at all if the new series forgot about them haha. that's a bizarre level of dedication.