No, Rick wasn’t his real name. I knew that Rick has been sick with pancreatitis. His Facebook page said he was waiting for a diagnosis of what they now thought was pancreatic cancer. I didn’t contact him at the time. I meant to. Yes, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.
Today I was going to ask him if he had gotten some better news. I was going to ask him if he needed anything. As I went to his Fb page I saw the bad news. Rick died June 26, at his home. He was 49 year old. That’s just too effen young to die.
Rick was brilliant. I followed him on bvbl years ago and was impressed with his reasoning. He could also irritate the living hell out of all of us at one time or another. He was a provocateur.
Rick was quite an accomplished movie critic. He saw most of the new film. I am sure he got more out of a movie than I ever did. I sincerely hope he is in some great theater in the sky, chunking down popcorn and having the time of his life.
I thought about posting the obituary here but then decided not to. He used a moniker here and I will respect that, even in death.
I am extremely saddened by this horrible news. The good part of it is, he didn’t suffer long. He announced on FB that the doctors thought he might have cancer on June 18. He died on June 26 at his home.
I am heart broken. I will miss that smart ass horribly.