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    Kris Carter
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    As I’m sure many of you know, Ben Paddon had planned a surprise visit to England from LA, to surprise his mum on her birthday. Sadly, it seems she passed away while he was traveling here. I know we’re a small, sporadic community at G&T, but I’m sure everyone here will join me in offering Ben our most heartfelt condolences… I can’t imagine how he must be feeling.

    I know it might be a while before he reads this, but my heart goes out to Ben – I’m so sorry this has happened. No time is good, but this just seems… cruel. Get in touch if there’s anything I can do to help, my friend.

    Kris

    #210554
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    This is impossibly cruel. My thoughts are with you, Ben.

    #210556
    redhead85
    Participant

    As I said to you on Twitter, Ben, I’m so very sorry. I know your mum loved you very much. You’re with your family now which is the most important thing.

    #210557
    si
    Participant

    Absolutely. So, so sad. Thoughts with Ben and his family.

    #210558
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    That’s awful, so sorry to hear that. Ben, if you’re reading, my condolences to you and your family.

    #210559
    Stephen R. Fletcher
    Participant

    So sorry to hear, this Ben. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    #210560
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    This is terribly sad. Sincere condolences, Ben.

    #210562
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Thank you, all. This is a spectacularly weird, shitty time. I’m still in a state of disbelief. I’d been at my sister’s place less than half an hour when she got the call.

    I’m probably going to be here a little longer than planned, probably through to the end of September.

    #210564
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    “I am sorry for your loss, please let me know if you need help with anything:

    #210573
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Thanks, Pete. I know one thing I won’t be asking for, though, is help with my punctuation.

    #210574

    I’m sorry for your loss, Ben. I hope you and your family are doing okay.

    #210578
    anniescribe
    Participant

    I can help you with the punctuation. Let me know if there’s anything else.

    #210588
    pfm
    Participant

    Only reading this now. I just wanted to say how sorry I am and wishing you and your family well, Ben.

    #210625
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I’m back in the US now. Thank you all for your thoughts and kind words.

    The funeral was really nice, all things considered. My sister said some wonderful things. I said some things I’m told were wonderful. We stood up as the curtains closed and the coffin was cremated, and then were mercifully allowed to sit down for the closing song – the full, nine-and-a-half minute version of “Bat Out Of Hell”. What a way to go.

    I’m going to miss that daft old woman.

    #210626
    Karnie
    Participant

    Hey Ben, Just read this now, so sorry to hear about your loss.

    #210709
    anniescribe
    Participant

    My sympathies are with you.

    #210710
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    It got worse.

    My dad died yesterday.

    He lived here in Los Angeles. He’d remarried. It was very sudden. He fell asleep at his desk and slipped away.

    I don’t even know how I feel anymore.

    #210711
    si
    Participant

    So sorry Ben, this must be an absolutely awful time for you, I can’t imagine. Just know that we’re all here, thinking of you.

    #210715
    anniescribe
    Participant

    I’m 2000 miles away but if you need any distance help I will do what I can.

    #210717
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    That’s awful Ben, I’m so sorry.

    #210750
    fozzibear1
    Participant

    my commiserations Ben.
    For what it is worth a certain amount of emotional numbness I pretty normal given the circumstances a bout of contextual depression, should it occur, is also a normal response indeed the numbness is an element of contextual depression

    #210751
    fozzibear1
    Participant

    should be is normal not I normal, for some reason it would not let me edit my comment ven though I tried to less than 30 seconds after submitting it

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