Steve Evans passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning 16 January 2014. The following words were written two days before.
Rest in peace Steve
Today I listened to Steve Evans ‘final’ radio interview with his good friend Richard Bacon for Radio 5 Live. I defy anyone not to be moved to tears like me!
As previously blogged, I have followed Steve’s journey since I first heard him chatting to Richard on one his most excellent daily chat and news shows back in May 2013. I, like many people, was inspired and absolutely in awe of someone who is able to face such adversity with humour and, as Richard nails it, resilience.
I don’t know what the coming days and weeks will bring for Steve, but, as he describes it, from his carriage he can probably see the final destination, and he is somewhere near the back of the train. Steve is blessed with some amazing family and friends who always rally round him when things get particularly tough. Now is one of those times, and like a well oiled machine Team Evo springs into action! One of his best friends JP has been doing an amazing job of keeping Steve’s many friends informed of his progress and posting updates with the usual humour; Steve is still a wanker, and JP can’t even write properly! Even in these challenging times, they make a great double act!
As we move with Steve along the final leg of his amazing journey, I feel I have been honoured to be part of it in some small way, in touch on Twitter and Facebook, while never actually meeting him. He has touched the lives of so many people, including mine, is and will always be, an inspiration.
Much love xx