The 4th of July is a big day for Uncle Sam in the US.
I remember as a young man spending my summers in New Jersey and the the joy of sharing with Americans the regulation hot dogs, beefburgers and Coca cola (or was it Budweiser?).
But today I’m sad because the young man who married an old friend’s daughter breathed his last in a Philadelphia hospital, leaving behind a young family.
Judging by the volume of tributes on his Facebook page, Scott Wardell was a very talented, kind and much loved young man.
He’s clearly gone well before his time. Like Rik Mayall his death was apparently the result of a seizure. And like Rik Mayall this was a loss that the world can’t easily replace.