Sunday, April 19, 2009

Razz, Remembered

I just read a post on NG's blog about a fellow blogger named Razz. He died on March 26, and through whatever miracle, his best friend managed to contact one of the bloggers here to report the news. After several weeks without posting, I had started to believe that he might have passed. He died from complications of pneumonia, though his recently discovered bone cancer is what weakened him the most. The levity at which he handled his condition will always be inspiring to me.

Razz was so very integral to my experience here. He was the first person to reach out to me when I started my own blog, and I will never forget the time he took to provide a perfect balance of advice and humor. His sagacity, bravery, and cleverness will not be forgotten.

To his family and friends, please let the memories of his love and your time together comfort you. To the many of us who met him online, I know you share the pain I feel at such news because you are acutely aware of how exceptional a person he was. To those who haven't had the blessing of stumbling upon his blog I hope it will remain a testament to the person he had been, and it will continually remind me of what I want to be like when I grow up. Razz, the enormity of your strength absolutely astounds me. To Chris, Cheers!



Steevo said...

well said

Razz was fun and wise.

Confidently himself.

This post is quintessential Razz.

Ribald and so very human. His kindness to jay is touching as he was patient and waited...

Was that him in his profile picture?


Godfrey Off the Grid said...

So glad you shared this. He was such a sweet guy. Definitely will be missed by all.

torchy! said...

well said E. hats off to an awesome guy. my tribute will be tomorrow.

take care

Aek said...

Fine words E, befitting of what (little) I knew of Razz. I wish I had stumbled across his blog earlier and had the chance to IM/email him.

Despite his passing, life still lingers in his past posts - let his blog be a memory of his love of life. Can't you still feel it when you read the words, etched eternally in the digital world?

Doug said...

Thank you for passing this on to us, E. And thank you for your eloquent words. I'm so heartbroken right now to hear of this sad news. I was lucky enough to get to know Razz a bit better through some emails and messaging. He was a great guy and I'm going to miss him. :(

exalen said...

Eloquently put E.