Robert Hughes is one of those people that seems to have always been there. He was a voice talking about Art on a world stage when most considered Australia to be totally preoccupied with Beer, Sport and Beer. He was someone with whom you would not always agree, but who's opinion you enjoyed anyway.
He cheated death a few years ago in a major car accident in Western Australia, but it has come back now.
You will be missed but your contribution to society will continue.