Through a 3rd party, I found out that the mother of a business associate had died. (The death was not unexpected.)
I have never met him in person but have only spoken with him on the phone and through email and only on business matters.
I needed information from him on a business matter (somewhat urgent) and held off sending an email for a week since it had just happened.
My question is, as a purely business associate, should I have offered condolences or just sent the normal email? I couldn't figure out how to send both messages without being awkward so only sent the business one. We also don't have a relationship where we discuss personal matters.