One of my cousins from father-side, Andreas M. Pancarian Situmeang, passed away on the age of 39.
I wasn't really closed with him, so I can't comment much about his personality and daily life. One thing for sure, I will always remember what he told me on the last day I met him at the hospital.
He was surprised when I told him that I'm a med-school student, maybe it's because we had never seen each other for years. We were having conversation that I'm sure I will never forget.
Him: Have you watched Patch Adams?Me: Sure, it's a must-seen movie!(He was suddenly silent, and started to cry...)Me: *panicked* What's wrong? Are you hurt or something? OMG!(He shedded tears)Me: Something's wrong?Him: Patch Adams is my hero... (he started to cry again)Him: Dev... Be a doctor like Patch Adams!(I was stumbled, but quickly nodded)Me: I will..
I visited him on Sept 23, and never thought it would be the last time I had ever seen him again. On the following day, he passed away at 1 PM.
He suffered from acute renal failure. It had been detected a couple of years ago, however he failed to undergo hemodialysis regularly. Consequently, excess nitrogenous waste products in the blood and highly accumulated urea started to reveal toxic effects; whole body were swollen, yellowish skin and itching. If he scratched the itch, it would end up with ulceration.
During his life, he had huge passion for acting. Despite he had never gotten a big role, he always tried to give his best performance. Being a cameo in "Si Doel Anak Sekolahan" scored him a major role in "Aladin". He played as Jinn, co-starred with Didi Riyadi and Meisya Siregar. Unfortunately the sinetron didn't hit big.
He is survived by his parents, a wife, two little daughters; Khloe and Grace, an older brother Aditya and an older sister Anggara.