Earth clashes in the month and day earthly branches can give rise to serious health issues if the chart is ill balanced. Remember, only if the chart is out of balance!
This is a strong ding fire DM. A strong fire DM doesn't want the resource wood star to protrude. With the jia wood protruding, the ren water also becomes negative. All the protruding ding fire, jia wood and ren water are negative. So, the wei-chou clash releases all the negative stars making the chart very ill balanced.
The protruding jia wood also causes the water protruding ren-zi and gui-chou LPs to be negative. During the present gui-chou LP, the chou doubles the clash on wei and releases even more negative fire, wood and water stars, giving him no chance of recuperation.
Actually, this friend of mine passed away in a temple in Thailand and the Temple authorities allowed his coffin to be placed in the premise while waiting to be cremated. The monks even chanted for him and this is indeed an honor for him. During his youth, he had always given his strong support to many welfare projects. With these merits and his kindness, I'm sure he will have a splendid afterlife.