There was a funeral service today of one of my relatives who was killed due to him taking recreational drugs whilst on a gap year abroad. He was 18 years of age, just out of school, and was about to go to uni.
His British parents had shelled out loads to take him to the best prep and boarding schools in the country. He appeared to mix with public school ‘party thrill seekers’. In his obituary, it said he ‘tragically died whilst on a charity trip’. His father is a very high profile Tory donor.
This is the first member of my family who die in this way, most tend to die of natural causes and the ones that die young, tend to be in war or illness.
His body had to be sent back to the UK. He leaves behind a younger sibling. It is so frustrating for some young people to be so reckless with their lives and was so entirely preventable if he didn’t take drugs. There is so much information out there, but some people still continue to ignore it. Just a waste of a life.