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A few days ago, [livejournal.com profile] xraytheenforcer made a post on the subject of how terrible a year 2009 has been for lots of people. I commented then that although 2009 has been OK to me personally, it has been an awful year for a lot of people I know, and unfortunately that trend seems to be continuing.

Today I got into work and found we had an unscheduled meeting where we were told that one of my colleagues died in his sleep last weekend. This was a big shock, particularly since he only graduated university last year and was just 24 years old. Cause of death is unknown, but apparently he'd been diagnosed with diabetes earlier this year and his health had been poor for a while (I hadn't known that before, he always looked healthy and usually cheerful when I saw him). I didn't really know him that well, but I liked him, he was always friendly and helpful when I needed to ask him any questions.

R.I.P. James.



Date: 2009-11-10 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] niamhotoole.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear that

Date: 2009-11-10 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xraytheenforcer.livejournal.com
Oh man. I am so sorry to hear that. :(

Date: 2009-11-11 12:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] werthead.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear that :-(

Date: 2009-11-11 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regina-of-york.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear that. And only 24? What a shock.

Date: 2009-11-11 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silanah.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear that, BillyJ.

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Date: 2009-11-12 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fenryng.livejournal.com
Damn, that is entirely too young. I know diabetes is a real horror to deal with, but I would have thought that his youth would have prevented anything serious from developing.

I hope that things are going tolerably around the workplace....

Date: 2009-11-12 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] williamjm.livejournal.com
Damn, that is entirely too young. I know diabetes is a real horror to deal with, but I would have thought that his youth would have prevented anything serious from developing.

It is possible it has nothing to do with the cause of death, it is just the only thing we know at the moment that was wrong with his health.

I hope that things are going tolerably around the workplace....

It's been fairly quiet and subdued the last couple of days. It does tend towards being a quiet workplace anyway, but particularly at the moment.
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