I read a very sad article on SF Gate today that reported that Ronnie’s actual cause of death wasn’t due to complications from cancer, but rather, from suicide. Apparently Ronnie suffered from life-long depression, and it finally just got the better of him.
I’ve had my own battles with depression throughout my life, but nothing so bad that I couldn’t bring myself back from the edge. But that type of deep depression Ronnie suffered from is something I couldn’t even fathom.
But cheers to you anyway, Ronnie! You touched a lot of people in your lifetime, and even though you couldn’t fully appreciate it due to your depression, you will always be remembered with kindness.