Like most of everyone in the KU circle, I was shocked when word got to me that Justin Vanoy passed yesterday.

We weren’t close. Different fraternities, different inner circles. But the black social circles at KU are pretty small; and if you’re in the Greek life, you absolutely knew of each other if you weren’t hanging out. I can still clearly see Justin dancing when I walked into the Burge like it was only a couple Saturday nights ago.

Time has passed; our last connect was surely my birthday and his. Hope you’re well, glad you’re healthy, that type of thing. I’m about a week or so away from the annual social media vanishing, but I have to say it was nice to see how many of you posted pictures and kind words about your memories of Justin. I went through this with my Frat brother passed, but we should all hope when our time comes, the people we leave behind have really GLOWING memories of how we left them.

This was definitely a jam from our youth. I don’t even remember this video but the song takes me back. Enjoy.

Rest in Power Justin.