Saturday, August 16, 2008

Russ Noland dies of massive heart attack last night

Stratopastor was an e-friend. He is the second e-friend I've known who's died of a heart attack. It's such a deeply sad feeling to lose someone you liked online - no way to connect to the family, an "erasure" of their virtual presence.

Russ was a terrific man - humorous, interested, a good thinker, a good guitar player... (at least so he said [g]) and the genuine article as far as Christianity is concerned. He will be missed.

Namaste Russ.

3 comments:

Bilbo said...

Hi Julie,

This is so sad to hear. Russ was always so gracious in his responses on online. Yes, he will be missed and I can only imagine how much emotional pain his family must be in.

musing said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Carrie said...

Losing an online friend is a uniquely difficult experience. No real chance for good-bye, no closure. I'm so sorry.