I woke today to see a post from a friend on Facebook that read:
“Just found out that a good friend of mine, Vince Jabber has passed away. I’m just beside myself right now. You were like a little brother to me, and I can’t even begin to wrap my head around this. You left this world way too soon. I’ll never forget your quirkiness, and I can only hope that all of our deep conversations and the advice I had given you, helped you to feel better in your time of need, and brought you comfort. I feel absolutely horrible in hindsight that I wasn’t able to talk the last time you called me. Had I known it would be the last time I’d talk to you, I would’ve done things differently and made the time. It’s a painful reminder that tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. I will never forget you and the friendship we shared. You were loved by many, and will definitely be missed. Fly high with the angels, little buddy. 😢”
I met Vince when he was living in a motel. I didn’t know at the time, in a year and a half I too would be living in a motel. One of the very ones that he too lived.
Vince was suffering from severe alcoholism and eventually went to rehab. He had relapses, but overall was doing very well. He had moved away and was in a relationship. I do not know his cause of death and have found no obituary yet.
He had a big interest in the serial killer Aileen Wuornos and would often make pictures of himself posing like her. She was an American serial killer who murdered seven men in Florida between 1989 and 1990 by shooting them at point-blank range. Wuornos claimed that her victims had either raped or attempted to rape her while she was working as a sex worker, and that all of the homicides were committed in self-defense. She was convicted and sentenced to death for six of the murders and was executed by lethal injection on October 9, 2002.
The quote on Vince’s Facebook page was taken from her and read “If You can’t be a good example, at least be a horrible warning.”
He was a troubled person, but I found him fascinating. He will be missed. RIP Vince.