it would be incredibly shocking and difficult for me if any of my friends were to die as suddenly. the loss would be unimaginable. and right now i think i'm just sort of wondering how i would deal with the same situation - a close friend in the prime of their life (mid 20's) who i regularly hang out with suddenly dying.
it makes me realize that i've never really had to deal with someone close to me dying. and it sort of scares me. sure i have had to deal with death. my grandparents have all died, but i wasn't really close to them. i had a guy in my high school homeroom die a week after graduation, and when i worked in a marshall field's store i once had to deal with an accident report with a guy who died in the store... but there never has been a close friend of mine who has passed away.