The world changed a bit for me, Tom, when I learned that you were no longer in it. We had some incredible fun in Destiny, didn't we? I hope your memories of me, were as fond as my memories of you.
There's a lesson here for me; that it's up to me to make the effort to reconnect, once in a while, with people who have contributed so much to my life experiences.
Considering that you and I spent practically every day together for 4 years, doing something that we both loved passionately, and then not to talk again for 30+ years, and now ever, makes no sense at all.
You "played" an essential part in one of my favorite "life phases", called "Destiny". As did so many others.
Rock-on my brother.
My heartfelt sympathy to Tom's family.