To the friends and family of Ricardo LeFaurie:
I think I speak for all of us in the fighting game community that we wish you Godspeed in this time of mourning. There are simply no words that I or anyone else can say that would be of much comfort to you. Dasrik and I have had a great friendship over the years, and I want you all to know that he was one of the most insightful, intelligent, and brave people I’ve ever known. Very few of us in this world can relate what he was been going through. Most of us do not have to confront our mortality on a nearly daily basis, but yet he did. Not only that, instead of shying away from it, he accepted it, but not let it dictate how he was to live his life. Since we’ve heard of his passing, I’ve been receiving messages and comments from various people within the community who enjoyed his insights. I concur with these thoughts, and I’m glad, no, proud that I can say emphatically is one of my friends. I will miss him, and he shall never be forgotten.
I spoke with him just 2 weeks ago. Ironically, he was mourning the loss of one of his friends. He told me that he is so sad that he won’t be able to talk with her anymore. He also expressed his belief in God. With that in mind, I hope you can take some solace in a scripture that I read from time to time when I lose someone in death:
“With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
In closing, I’d like you to know that you will in our thoughts and prayers. He left a legacy that shall never be forgotten, as long as we, his extended family, keep him in our memories, he will continue to exist within us, until he returns.