Bob De Grandi died on July, 27, 2017 at 6:00pm in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, where he had lived since 2005. He was 72 years old. Invited by a friend, he went to a retreat in Merigar around 1985/1986. After he met Rinpoche and continued to practice in the Dzogchen Community for all his life. He lived for a period in the Australian and Venezuelan (Gars).