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Jarring news
Got a text from Beeeej this morning to let me know that an old friend from camp died this weekend of a heart attack. Thanks to Facebook, I've confirmed my vague memory that we were virtually the same age. He was two weeks older than me.

I haven't stayed as constantly in touch with Mark as with a few other camp friends, but he was a good friend back in the day. I feel bad for his family, whom I've never met. (Not counting his brother and sister, both of whom were also at camp with us.)

Of course, this also inspires me to keep up my efforts to stay reasonably healthy. People our age aren't supposed to have heart attacks, and I'm hoping my efforts to eat fairly healthily, along with my cholesterol meds, will keep me relatively safe from that kind of surprise ending.
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polypolyglot From: polypolyglot Date: April 25th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Please accept my condolences on your old friend.

The earliest death from a heart attack among my close social circles was a guy I had known at Collegiate, who was only 39 when he died. He had been the last person I talked to in NYC before my family moved to Long Island in 1974.

However, a few people from my cohort at Brentwood High School have died of heart attacks. It's rather ... sobering.
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