It's really quite scary to realise that if I didn't have LJ, I wouldn't have known about these people.
If just makes you realise that this world is a lot smaller than you would care to imagine.
However, it also makes you realise how strong the bond of LJ can be, especially in such times of sadness.
My heart goes out to all people who have experienced a loss or friends, family, acquaintances or even people they may not have known that well. Following my grandma's death last August, it made me realise how fragile the human life actually is. But I do know that she, and all people who have passed on, are at peace.
Life is precious, but priceless... immaterial, but irreplaceable.