Dear readers. It is with the heaviest heart that I write this message. My soul friend, my spiritual brother, my ‘sidekick’ Kal has tragically passed on.
We were walking up Dinas Bran, a hill he loved, and which he had suggested we visit that evening. We were preparing to watch the meteor storm on Wednesday evening. He was in high spirits as usual, talking of his future plans, his unfinished quests, his blossoming video course.
As the path up the hill began to get steep Kal said he was just going to stop for a rest, and that I should go on. Keen to set up my camera in time for the display I did so. Little did I know then that this would be the last time I saw him alive.
His non-appearance at the top sparked my concern after a few minutes, and I packed my stuff and headed back down the hill to see where he was. When I saw the torchlight at the spot where I had left him I knew something was truly wrong. Kal was lying down, still, and two amazing young people – Sam and his friend Laura – were frantically trying to resuscitate him. I joined them as we awaited the medical units that had been dispatched to help.
The team did all they could before air-lifting him to the nearest hospital. When I got there I was given the saddest of news. We were all too late. Cardiac arrest had killed him.
Khalid Malik. The Most Fantastic Fool. The Most Courageous Player of Life. The Most Faithful Follower and The Most Far-Seeing Guide.This whole blog site is dedicated to your memory. It is your memory – laid down in tales which inspire us to be worthy of your wisdom.
I am not sure what will happen now. I just needed to let you know.