This has made me so sad.
Sad news indeed.
Please beware of "heartburn", "indigestion", "Sore shoulder or chest" when under stress. This is so frequently missed as signs of impending heart problems. I know from personal experience that what I thought of indigestion turned out to be angina. All Ok now and the event that made me go to hospital "Just in case" resulted in 2 stents to open clogged arteries. It was so subtle that the hospital weren't convinced, ECG ok and heart sounds ok. It was the troponin test that confirmed. Take care everyone, No job is worth risking your health for.
Shocking news, I feel for you all.On Tuesday, I went into work to help George with some stuff like ordering, that he had had landed on him after I was made redundant. He said that the job was now causing him considerable stress due to expectations of picking up the SST stuff and a substantial workload now that he was sole technician. He said he had been suffering from heartburn for a day or so in anticipation of coming back in after the long weekend. We had a good chat and I urged him to seek medical attention.
Yesterday, he left early to go for a doctor's appointment. Unfortunately, some time that evening, he died suddenly.
George was probably the best technician I ever worked with and I know, despite him rubbing up quite a few people the wrong way, Preproom would have been a poorer place without him.
No doubt the funeral will be streamed online and I will provide a link here once I know the details.