I have observed this young man’s career and many accomplishments with admiration via FaceBook.  I never met him.  Yet through the pictures, postings, and his music, I felt a great connection.  As a musician, I grieve the loss of his talents in the future.  As a teacher, I grieve for those who taught him and whom he taught.  And I have my greatest grief as a father.  I cannot imagine losing a son in this manner so very young.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  How I will miss watching Christopher and hearing his music.