My oldest cousin Joshua Alva Kirkman died yesterday in Beijing, China. He was a writer and a business student, studying abroad. I had been out of touch with him for years and had just reconnected with him last year at my sister’s wedding. I don’t know the circumstances of his death yet… I don’t know if his parents intend to have an autopsy done or not. He was only 32, only 2 years older than I am. I’m not entirely sure how I feel… incredibly sad, incredibly mortal.
His obituary can be seen in full here.