Topic: Anyone ever dealt with this or can help?
I JUST found out my absolute best friend of 10 years passed away in his sleep May 24th, a few days after his birthday. We normally talk every once in a while but we ALWAYS would text each other back almost immediately. He was the only person I fully trusted, felt loved and was loved, and could turn to. So I texted him last night and he never got back so today I googled his facebook, since I haven't been on mine in over 3 years, and found his obituary. I had absolutely NO idea he had passed as I don't even talk to former mutual friends, if you're not on facebook you apparently don't exist anymore, and his mom's number is in my OLD old phone that I can't even find and I think his parents took down his facebook. All I see is his twitter and that's no help. Honestly, as soon as I read his obituary I broke down and now I'm googling and scouring white pages to find his parents number. Random numbers call all the time, usually trying to sell cheap electricity or other telemarketers, so if I don't know the number I don't answer it. I'm not sure if they even called since we had code names for each other and I'm not sure if he put my real name in his phone or if they even had my number. I was close with his parents but I still don't think they ever had my number The funeral was June 1st, that I obviously missed because I didn't know. Couldn't they have left a voicemail with a call-back number at least? I mean would any of you guys?
Moral of the story: I'm pretty broken up and in bad shape, because he's the only real friend I had and now I have no one. He was the only person I actually talk to and I feel so alone now. Has anyone dealt with something like this: a real loved one passing and you were completely ignorant of it until well after the fact. A friend or whatever else? I don't know how to deal with this. I know his parents names and most of these sites want you to sign up just to get a goddamn number so is there any way to get someones number without all the bullshit?
Sorry about the lame semi-rant but any help would be appreciated.