Happy to report this about Paul folks. I had made contact with somebody on his friends list that happens to be his son. Here is what he said:
Yeah mate I'm his son, that's some impressive sleuthing. I'm happy to report he's all good. Got a new car and been rather busy with that I think. Obviously if you want to contact him directly he's the guy you found me through. If you can't get him on his FB let me know I'll get him to reply, not sure if he knows how to access messages from non friends. Thank you for your concerns.
I asked him to tell him that everyone was asking for him, and to make contact here if he gets the time.
EDIT: 2nd message
No worries mate, I've just given him a call, he seemed quite flattered he's gonna log in to WGT at some point soon he said.
Thanks to Wayne (MRC) for the link.