Former Minister for Transport and for Education in the Bracks Labor government Lynne Kosky died last week. She was a warm and compassionate person and committed to the betterment of society and after listening and reading about what people she came in contact with said, she seemed to me to be a rare breed that was not corrupted by politics and power. She died at the ever so young age of 56 after suffering from cancer. The news was not a surprise but sad nevertheless.
But I don't think anyone saw the death of disabilities advocate, comedian, writer and media performer Stella Young coming. She was entertaining, clever, humorous, challenging and such a no nonsense person. She was only 32 and many will mourn her death and society is poorer for the loss. Some of her quotes are terrific, such as being a wheelchair bound person, she stopped believing in religion when she heard there was stairway to heaven. Bye bye Stella.
Later edit: Stella wrote a letter to her eighty year old self.