A tribute to the man who fell from a bridge onto a busy main road and was described as “kind and amusing.”
A YOUNG guy has been hailed as a “kind, loving, and hilarious” brother who took his own life after falling from a bridge over a busy main road.
At the early hours of Wednesday, John Robert Holden, 30, died after plunging off a bridge onto the A30 in Illogan, near Redruth, Cornwall. Despite rescuers’ best attempts, he was pronounced dead at the site.
Chanie, his distressed sister, has spoken out about her grief to Cornwall Live.
John, who had battled depression and anxiety, she said, uploaded a photo of himself and a “goodbye” note to Facebook shortly before he died.
“Since his death, the outpouring of sadness has been extraordinary. John was adored by so many people, and it’s remarkable to see how many lives he’s impacted. “I want people to have a better understanding of who he was as a person,” Chanie said.
“I don’t want him to be known as the nameless bridge jumper. We’ve always been a close-knit family, and John and I were like twins when we were younger. Our age difference was barely 13 months.
“He was always there for me, for everyone,” says the narrator. He was incredibly generous, friendly, and amusing.
“If you ever needed him, he was there right away, offering everything he had.”
He was incredibly generous, friendly, and amusing. If you ever needed him, he was there right away, offering everything he had.
Chanie had spent Tuesday night in Illogan with John, enjoying a takeaway. She stated he seemed pleased and had shown signs of conquering his mental health issues in recent months.
Chanie, on the other hand, claims she is crushed and that her life will never be the same.
“He got me takeout, told me a few jokes, and that was it, my lovely brother was gone,” she continued.
“He had such an impact on the lives of so many people, and those who knew him well treasured him. For the majority of his life, he battled sadness and anxiety. In recent months, he appeared to be improving, and the night before he died, he appeared to be in good spirits.
“Please hold those you care about close to you and tell them how much you care about them. I’m glad I told him I loved him before going to sleep that night. I’m devastated, and I’m completely lost. My brother, my dearest friend, has passed away, and so has my life.”Brinkwire Summary News.”