He remarked: “I think it’s quite a privilege, now, to be around someone when they die, not something that’s horrible.
“I mean, no one wants to see a young man die, but if they’re going to die, it’s nice that you’re there with them.”
He went on to say: “I suppose you come into the world and then you leave the world, and there are people there when you come in and, hopefully, there are people there when you leave.
“If you’re lucky enough to be around someone, I think that’s a nice place to be.”
Tim Lovejoy’s On the Marie Curie Couch episode is available now to download from ACast, iTunes or wherever you listen to or download your podcasts. You can also listen at www.mariecurie.org.uk/talkabout/podcast.
Marie Curie can help you and your family open up conversations around death and dying. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/talkabout to find ideas and tools to help you get started.
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