There’s no easy way to say this: Christien Murawski died Monday night, surrounded by loved ones. As his condition worsened, the doctors anticipated that there would be nothing they could do, so we were given time to get to the hospital and be there with him during his final moments. He died peacefully and painlessly.
I’m in tears at this news. So desperately sad. My deepest condolences to his closest family and friends. I know you did everything possible to allow him to fight this, but the universe had other plans. But even if his light has gone out on Earth, someplace else - much luckier than us - just got a lot brighter. Goodbye Christien, travel well.
It’s a testament to Christien’s warm and personal nature that I feel like I know him without having ever personally interacted with him. I will feel his absence, and my deepest condolences go out to those who were even closer to him than I was.
So incredibly sorry for his family and Tom. He came across as a wonderful human being and the world is poorer without him, he certainly enriched this complete stranger‘s life immeasurably. Much love to all who knew him.
My heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends, which to some extent extends to everyone who interacted with Christien. He made us all feel like friends. Dammit, what a great guy. Tom, fire, I’m sorry for your loss.