passed away two days ago. I played a 16-board set against Freeman(+Nickell) a few years ago and thought he was as sharp an analyst as I've ever played. He played on championship teams in just about every era of bridge. In my opinion, Freeman was an underrated part of the Nickell machine who will be hard to replace.
In "real life" I'm an associate professor in economics at the Kellogg school (Northwestern), specializing in game theory. In my other life, I spend way too much time with bridge hands swirling in my brain -- maybe this outlet will help cure my condition! I hope you enjoy.