December 2, 2015
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Richard Lion Russell on Saturday, November 21. Richard had gone to the hospital a week earlier with abdominal pain. He was diagnosed with blood clots in the leg and lungs and other untreatable ailments, but was able to return home under hospice care. He spent his last days surrounded by family and visited by close friends.
Richard had struggled for years with a terrible fear of dying, and held on for many days. We had a remarkable family bonding experience as we held a vigil at his bedside. We had a lot of time together to express our great love to him, speak to him from our hearts, both individually and collectively, and do a lot of crying and loving touch. We played soothing music and burned his favorite incense. He was not able to talk for the ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.
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