How do I gracefully take the reins from my boss? He is dying. He has one or two months left. He will work until he passes. I currently do about 50% of his work. Recently, my boss's boss asked me to take over after he dies.
My boss is well liked. He is effective and ethical. He is the best boss I have ever worked for.
I'm an individual contributor. I've been a manager in the past. I have used O3s.
Is there any special guidance for filling a position after someone passes? What do I say when people ask me if I'm taking over the role?