Sunday, May 25, 2008

a very sad weekend

It feels weird to be posting about food this weekend, so I'm not going to. A friend of Jared's, who was also Jared's best friend Hank's roommate/friend, Thomas, passed away this Friday. He had been battling cancer since he was a kid and unfortunately, he didn't make it through. I knew Thomas just as acquaintances, who I really only saw out at clubs, bars or parties, but he was very well known and loved by a ton of people back in Tampa, a few of whom are mutual friends of mine. I know this must be tough for anyone who knew him, his family and girlfriend, because it has been a tough couple of days for me. It is so sad to see Jared and Hank heart broken by the loss of a friend/brother, especially Hank who lived with Thomas for several years. Thomas was a great guy who was very funny/witty and had a smile I always looked forward to seeing.
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This pic was taken quite a while back, before Thomas got super sick again, but it includes Jared's best friend Hank (on the left), Jared in the middle and Thomas (on the right).

27 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I am terribly sorry about Thomas - may he rest in peace.

romina said...

Oh Lori, I'm so sorry to hear about this news. You and Jared have my deepest sympathies.

Celine said...

may he rest in peace. best thoughts to everyone who is touched by his passing...

Leigh said...

So sorry for your loss. A big hug to you and Jared. xoxo

pavotrouge said...

I'm really sorry and wish you and Thomas' other friends and relatives all the strength you need.

Vegan_Noodle said...

So sorry to hear about this Lori.... my thoughts go out to all of Thomas' family and friends.

Glue&Glitter said...

Oh, Lori, I am so sorry!
*hugs*

Jennifer said...

Lori, I'm so sorry. Condolences to you and Jared. Keep your head up and be there for each other during this hard time.

aTxVegn said...

I'm so sorry, Lori. I know you both will miss Thomas so much.

vegan addict said...

Sending peaceful thoughts and wishes your way...

heather said...
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heather said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. thankfully, you all have wonderful memories (and photos!) to remember him by.
also, random/weird: i used to spend quite a bit of time in tampa and i kept staring at that picture thinking hank looked awfully familiar. i think i used to see him at shows a lot. unless i'm just hallucinating...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, my heart goes out to you all.

Melody Polakow said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Thomas... life is so unfair and things like this make it hard to understand why the hell the purpose is.... so young...

*hugs* to your friends and Jared... and most of all, RIP Thomas.

stonielove said...

I am very sorry to hear about Tomas' passing. You are in my thoughts.

Tish said...

I'm new to your blog, but wanted to say may your friend rest in peace. He sounded like a great guy. My deepest sympathies.

Calimaryn said...

My deepest sympathies to you and Jared.

Rural Vegan said...

Hugs to you both - you're in my thoughts.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I am so so SO sorry for your loss. my heart is with you.

{STAR} said...

Thomas was awesome and sweet. Im sad he died, but Im happy he lived in good health for so many years. He only got sick again a few years ago.. so strange how things attack later in life out of no where!!! He is a good example and I hope all those around him straighten up and take care of themselves. Life is short. Im worried that Hank is going to go out the same way and I will slowly lose all my guy buddies to health issues.....

Theresa said...

I'm so sorry Lori. Even though you didn't know him well, it still must be hard for you. My thoughts are with you and Jared.

Mihl said...

This is really sad news. I am very sorry for your loss.

Urban Vegan said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you, Jared, and Thomas' family.

bazu said...

My condolences to you guys and Thomas's family. It is so heartbreaking to hear about a young person passing away.

Pink Theory said...

sending {{hugs}} to you and Jared, I'm so sorry for your loss.

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