Our expert says:
Sad, sad, sad. I know from my years of working with people battling with problems of death and grief in the family, that often, though it helps them to know that you care, they may find it awfully difficult to face others who know of their grief, not wanting to talk about it. He may feel embarrassed for having shared with you their hopeful frame of mind before they received the ultimate bad news. Maybe you can send him a short note, saying that you have been thinking of him and his family, and while you understand if he doesn't want to talk about things, you still want to communicate that you care, and that you are available if there4 is any way in which you can be of help to the,
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