Didn't know Russel, but losing a friend regardless of age is sad. Life often seems unfair, taking a life so young and seemingly without purpose. I lost my first born child at four months and had to try to understand why a life would be cut short like that. But in the end I realised that small period of time was all the life that was given and during that time that life shined so brightly. Amid sadness of loss it is good to think of how that person attributed to your life and be thankful for that opportunity. Saying goodbye is alway difficult, but memories can be held forever. peace.