Andrew Roals – aka Slaor, the person I would refer to as “my artist” but always felt that it wasn’t an adequate description has left our world. He died of a sudden heart attack on Friday, April 20th, 2012. I was informed by his sister, prior to this I had an odd feeling because I didn’t get an email from Drew for several days, which is very out of the ordinary. Some days we’d email each other more than a dozen times.

Drew was more than I could ever ask for and now he’s gone. I feel incredibly lucky that we found each other. I feel selfish for even thinking of the project – I know it will continue, but I also know that it will be less because of this loss.

Link to Slaor’s blog including his sister’s message: ‘ardWare

His sister asked if I’d like to include a message that will be sent with Drew. This is what I wrote:

Andrew, we never met in this world, but I hope that we will meet in the next. We were a sort of a Ouroboros, a snake eating its own tail. You inspired me and helped fuel my motivation. I got to thank you many times, but I hoped to thank you more when this project was completed. It will not be the same without you, I will not be the same without you.

Rest in peace my friend.