I never knew him, or even knew of him, but judging from the tributes flooding into my flist a lot of people knew Furp. He helped some very dear friends in their time of gravest need, and for that he has my eternal gratitude. To everyone who was lucky enough to know him or to have their lives touched by him, all I can do is to offer you my sincerest condolences. I'm sorry I can't tell each of you in person, but be assured I'm grieving with you all. It sounds like all of us, even those who didn't know him, lost a good friend today.
Some have suggested the lesson we should take from this is how important it is that we live each day of our life to the fullest. It's hard, I know it's hard, but I couldn't agree more.