I had a poster of JB on my wall in high school, along with a poster of Bobbi Bensman (who I climb with at the Spot sometimes now). Only met him once, briefly, after a slideshow.
I hope I die doing something I love, but I'd prefer that it be at a ripe old age, I think. In any case, sad news for the climbing community.
Edit: Here's a link to some classic Bachar videos at climbing.com.