As you say OWAN, doing OK under the circumstances. I expect he'll keep an occasional watchful eye on our exploits on here, but currently he obviously has other priorities and some rebuilding to do. I wouldn't expect any posts.
From what I gather there were no issues with his work performance, and as a disciplinary matter his employers had various options but opted for this one. Reading between the lines it looks as though workplace politics there are problematic. Instead of simply reporting him, the other "colleagues" involved could've had a discrete word with him. They chose differently and for that vindictive, callous choice and the damage caused by it, I hope there are adverse consequences for them.
He also knows that he made some mistakes and poor judgements at times. I know he'd want us to learn from that.