Monday, September 22, 2008

Ian Robins - I'll Miss You

The first time I met Ian was with a large group of people who were all strangers to each other. We had all joined a chat site and decided we would go out on the piss in Bristol. That was about 4 years ago and most of us are still friends to this day. One of the ladies even came down from Liverpool for the weekend and stayed for free at a hotel where one of the other people in the group worked.

Yesterday I received a message on facebook from a lady called Emma. The message read:

''Hi Viv, I know you drink at the space as i have seen you there. I just wanted to say that i have been spending time with Ian Robins over the last 8 weeks and i wanted to know if you have heard about what happened...''

My first thoughts was that he had been in an accident as he is a keen bike rider so I messaged Emma back

''Hi Emma. No I haven't heard from Ian for a while. Is everything ok?''

Emma replied by asking me to phone her.

My heart sank. I knew it had to be something bad but I wasn't prepared for what Emma was about to tell me.

Ian had died last Friday morning.

After some questions of how and why, I thanked Emma for letting me know.

Ian and I had spoken in the past about his family and his love for his children and I still can't quite believe that he is gone.

I will always remember Ian for being a happy, fun person who loved the open country side and used to make me laugh so much. I will truly miss you Ian


Lord Hutton said...

So sorry to hear you have lost a friend. Death is something we have to get used to as we get older, but never planned for. It's rubbish, isn't it?

sniperslaststand said...

If someone dies at such young age, I bet it's almost always a cancer...

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. xxx

cole bryant said...

wasnt cancer he hung himself, he was my big cousin