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originally posted by: grainofsand
Alcohol killed my father, he knew it, we knew it, but we all got hammered on the £1000 he'd arranged behind the bar at his wake.
I'd have loved to have got drunk with Charles Kennedy, I bet he was a right laugh out of the camera's eye, he seemed a decent honest bloke, so yes even if alcohol killed him I'll raise a glass for him later tonight.
...I have actually attended a dance party back in the 90's which was in memory of someone who died after taking Ecstacy/MDMA, the siblings of the deceased were there off their heads like everyone else.
What may seem disrespectful to some is a tribute to others. Different perspectives and all that.
My kindest thoughts to the Kennedy family at this time though, I hope the media gives them space at this sad time of their personal loss.
was he a depressed alcohlic who killed himself or did I just make that up
originally posted by: Britguy
He was probably one of the very few politicians I'd ever have supported. Principled, ethical, moral and a good sense of humour, never taking himself too seriously.
I always attributed his fall from the party leadership as having more to do with establishment pressure than any drinking issues. He wasn't one of the yes men drones selected, groomed and controlled by them so had to go.
A proper Gentleman and would have been a great leader for the UK.
In their statement the family said the post-mortem report "makes clear his (death) was a consequence of his battle with alcoholism.
"We are grateful to the many friends and also medical experts who sought to help down the years but ultimately this was an illness Charles could not conquer despite all the efforts he and others made."
The family said they had been "touched beyond measure by the outpouring of warmth" from all parts of the country and all sides of politics following Mr Kennedy's death.
"The pain we feel has been at least eased somewhat by the reaction of so many people across Scotland, the UK and beyond, and by the affection expressed by politicians across the spectrum.
"It has become all too apparent to us how much Charles meant to so many people and how many lives he touched."