This is a weak jia DM and so earth stars are negative. Upon entering the wu-chen LP, his chart started to go out of balance with the overloading of earth stars since wu-chen is a very strong earth pillar. There is also a double chen-xu clash affecting the day and month branches of the natal chart.
You should be able to guess why it has to be the wu-zi year. The wu-zi year is having a negative fu-yin with the year pillar of the natal chart and thus this crying event happened in 2008.
Since his passing, I have dreamt of him twice. On both occasions, he was happy and relaxing in the Buddhist temple where he took as his 2nd home. He was an electrician and he used to decorate the temple with beautiful lightings for every of the temple's celebrations.
I'm sure he has found peace.