I'm very sorry for your loss. It sucks to loose a pet/friend.
I keep trying to talk to him. Go there and see him if he won't talk to you on the phone. Also contact the local animal control and report him for animal abuse. If he has 25 years behind him then he should know not to do what he did.
1.1 crested gecko ( cresty and sticky!)
0.0.1 crested baby
0.0.1 Mali Uro (Spike)