Caranthir Al-Koc, our brother and friend has died 42 years old in April 2013.
Caranthir was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in September, which is inoperable and terminal with a 4-5% survival rate. As anyone having witnessed Cara’s fight to get the last drop of the Bindings of the Windseeker knows, then low percentages werent his favorite and he lost the battle to cancer last month.
Caranthir had left instructions to create a account on the forums and come and post the sad news to us, and this gesture alone tells you anything you really need to know about Cara.
The news broke our hearts, because we had no idea he was in such a bad shape and looking back he has simply been a inspiration for us all.
Caranthirs story starts in Ultima Online where he was part of KoC , later on he found new friends in Asherons call and after that he became part of our family in early around 12 years ago – and have been a part of us ever since while he still managed to be a friend and stay in touch with his old guilds like Blood, KoC and MiM.
We met Cara irl for the first time in 2005 in Copenhagen, and he had one of those rare gifts that made everyone like him. When things were going well he had all the qualities that made you like and respect him – and when things got bad for him, you realised how much of a inspiration he really was.
Cara had been ignoring signs of something wrong, and not doing yearly health checkups because he was a busy man, and the first time we knew something was wrong was when he made the below post – and ill post it here to make sure that his advice and lesson gets through to as many as possible.
After this he started showing what kind of a man he was, and we all thought that he would not be able to stay constructive and positive through this nightmare he was about to go through – but he did. To give a example, one of the last posts he made just before his death was a post making fun of him being “griefed” by the doctors, nominating them for Griefers of the year for our award show in December.
This was shortly before his death, and the 2 posts show very well what a fantastic man Caranthir was.
Caranthir was a friend and a brother for many years, and in his life he brought us a lot of fun, great experiences and a good and loyal friend – and on his deathbed he was a true inspiration making us all think that if we only had 10% of his strenght when our life comes to an end, then we couldn’t wish for more.
Being who he is, I am confident that he will be remembered for a lot of great and fun moments, but lets not forget that he was also a skilled gamer. I am sure he would appreciate a damagemeter where he was on top, and especially in a raid involving Wrain.
We have lost a brother and a friend, and the way he lived and the way he died will shine as a beacon for us all as a great inspiration.
Behind every internet name there is a real person and while we are generally very closed about reallife identities of our members – then this is the time to know who your friend was in reallife as well in order to honor his memory in the best possible way.
Caranthirs real name was Michael Lindėn, he was 42 years old , living in stockholm with his wife and 2 kids.
Along with being a Husband and a Father, as well as a SUN brother, he was a well known defense attourney in sweden having led many high profile cases.
More information on his professional life can be found here (in swedish).
You have been our friend and brother for many years, and during the time we have all done studies, made careers, some got married and some started families.
Along with all these big things in life, you have stayed a friend and inspiration for all of us.
Losing you so early breaks our hearts, and its really hard to find the strenght to be just 10% as strong as you in times like these.
You didn’t whine about it, and we will try our best not to do the same. We will miss you terribly and we will never ever forget you.
We hope that one day when our time comes, we will be able to be as strong as you.
Caranthir Al-Koc / Michael Lindėn, rest in peace .
You will allways be in our hearts.
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