We grew up with them, and interacted from day to day without a thought that time would ever end.
They were part of that common
history of ours, and theirs was a part of our communal memory.
We are less rich without the presence any of those we knew, and
yet we are richer for having known them. Our sympathies are with their families.
Learn from the lessons of the past and the brevity
of time to come. Appreciate everyone and what they all add to our own lives and experience. Tell them.