A great loss and tragedy.
I knew Kevin forever. He was a decent, straightforward and competent professional. Someone you could talk to by phone and who always focused on substance not the nonsense litigation tends to attract.
His death is a great loss.
Oddly, I realize now, I knew nothing at all about his personal life. For all I knew he was single, divorced, no kids whatever. It turns out he had a family and had suffered personal struggles without it affecting his practice in any outward way. He was brave as well as professional - I suspect the Fire Marshall will find evidence of bravery in the investigation.
A very sad story.