- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
My uncle and I weren’t extremely close as I was growing up. He was very heavy on the alcohol abuse, and sometimes drug abuse. I just always thought he was cool uncle Russell who just didn’t care about life. He took a turn for the worse in 2011, and ended up in hospital with cirrhosis in his liver. We all thought he wouldn’t survive, but he pulled through and was put into a home to be watched over. He was in his late 40s at the time. He seemed to be doing fine the last I heard from him.
Tonight I got a message from my uncle (his brother), saying that Russell died on Friday. The last words Russell said to me were “You look so much like your mother” and he fell asleep. That was 2 years ago. So I only just found this out tonight (Tuesday night) and he’s been gone for four days. I’m quite upset, but also a little angry that no one told me earlier. Is this okay?