Really sorry to hear about your lose.Fucker didn't even tell me it was coming either. I know he had health issues the past year or so. When I was off after my latest wound and I thought I had sepsis and shinkicker got mad at me, me and him had joked that whichever one of us dies first, the other has to pick the funeral music. Well I guess he fucken won.
Known him since I was 8-9 ish. Best friends since 11. First lads holiday together. When I got back from Afghanistan we got fucked up and got tattoos when we were drunk (actually had to sign the waiver saying we won't sue the guy the next day).
Other week when I was laid up I was planning to go visit but diddnt, as I was being a drunken anxiety riddled mess ahead of this new job the following week. Now I'll never get the chance to see me best mate again. So do me a favour folks, don't be a distant shit friend like me because you never know.