Our friend, Oompa, has passed away. Just recieved the news a couple of hours ago, and have almost no details.
It happened today or yesterday, he took his own life. Most of his friends know that he battled a number of demons, this religion being the foremost. Unfortunately for us he lost that battle today.
I knew him from the time we were children and he had more life in him than any 50 people I know. He was larger than life, always running headlong into any new experience, and his joy was like that of a child. Of course, his lows were equally dramatic, as he has demonstrated today.
The world will be little less warmer, a little less brighter without him.