I've tried to type this 3 times. Possibly I will think of something worth saying that other friends have not said after the shock wears off. But for now, all I can think to say is: God, I know you have a reason for everything, etc. But hopefully you will forgive me for thinking that, from my perspective here on Earth, this just really, really sucks rocks.
Rest in peace, my friend. Save me a spot at the Big Filk Circle in the Sky. I'll miss your comments and music.