I had a dear friend on DA that hasn’t been around for a while. I’ve noted him a number of times, over the past several months, without getting a response and wondered what happened to him. I really hoped that he was okay and his absence was due to being too busy with other things. I was thinking about him today, checked out his profile page, and saw an entry that stated he had died on October 5th, 2014, causes unknown. The last time we chatted was on October 4th, 2014. He seemed in good spirits.
I’m kind of in shock. He was such a wonderful friend – kind, funny, sweet, and very intelligent. He had a curiosity about everything, especially science and the universe. He had plans to continue his education and to travel. He loved books, computers, gaming, and was a big movie buff. He was new to photography and bought some nice equipment and took to it pretty quickly. He had a wonderful point of view and real potential. His cat, Ricky, was one of his favorite subjects.
He was always sending me links concerning all sorts of interesting science theories, trailers for movie suggestions, and introducing me to new music. He had a great sense of humor and always made me smile. The world is a far less interesting place without him. I will always miss him and never forget him.
I read this today: “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” --Keanu Reeves
He was a dear DA friend to me too, maybe not as much as you were. I was seeing your comments. You must be in shock, and I am too! You talked to him the day before his death? Omg! Was he sick?
Yes he was "kind, funny, sweet, and very intelligent"!
I am so sorry to learn this bad news, thank you for letting us to know it!
When I will have more time, I will pay a tribute to Andrew on my profile!
I can't believe Andrew is gone...
He really was. For sure - you're welcome.
That would be lovely. Neither can I.
A big problem with internet friendships/relationships like this is that people can disappear and you have no idea what happened to them. I know no one likes to think about it, but I tell everyone I deal with online that if they don't hear from me for an extended period, know that I have passed, because I would never leave without saying good bye and I would always find some way of contacting them, even if my phone and computer were broken.
As sad as it is, you at least have the closure of know that he is gone, even if you don't know the circumstances
Bless you for keeping his memory alive