My sincere sympathy to you,and to the loved ones of your friend.He does live still,though,and always will.I have a genuine belief that the ones we love here,we meet them again and again when we pass from here.As a believer in reincarnation,i feel that the people closest and dearest to us,those souls,we meet in every lifetime,and though such a person may next time be your brother or child or parent-the resonant soul connection ensure that we are again in a loving relationship with them,whether it be relative or friend.The reverse is of course also true-the ones we had serious beef with,we encounter them too,btw.
My best friend and i feel we have known each other before,in other lifetimes-we have a very strong connection,and often have telepathic and empathic
connection.On Tuesday morning i got one of those stop-you-in-your-tracks moments,and the feeling: Phone D now,and find out how she is(we don't speak
well i text'd her,and got a message back:"My goodness i was JUST thinking of you!"that happens an awful lot with us-and found that she was in
urgent need of painpills,so i could phone the hubby in time to come pick up some at home for her,before he went into town.
You will meet your friend again,i am completely convinced of that.Bless you both.