Lars Petter Berge, born Saturday May 16, 1981, sadly passed away December 11, 2011.
Lars was the most amazing person you could ever meet. Everyone who knew him says the most wonderful things about him. He was beautiful inside and out. He was witty and exceptionally clever. He was brilliant with words and he had an opinion about everything. He was fun loving and lived life to the fullest. I just can't say enough about him, he was exceptional, one of a kind; he had a great soul and a great big heart.
He loved his family and his friends, and he loved music. He would spend hours listening to music and I believe it was a source of great comfort, enlightenment and inspiration for him. Lars and I shared similar tastes for music; we loved rock n roll, all the classics and greats. Growing up, Lars would always take off with my CDs. I remember especially Pink Floyd's The Wall. I would buy it and he would end up with it. I purchased "The Wall" several times, but it always ended up with him. So one Christmas, Lars returned the favour and bought me Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" as a gift. I still have this CD, Lars loved this CD, and I will forever treasure it. The fifth track of the album is particularly special:
The Great Gig in the Sky
And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I don't mind.
Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime.
If you can hear this whispering you are dying.
I never said I was frightened of dying.
My brother was and will always remain one of the most important people in my life. There is not a moment that goes by that he is not in my thoughts. My brother and I shared a bond like no other. We got each other, we understood each other. We grew up together, experiencing many of the same life experiences together. I was a little bit older, so sometimes I went through things first, but Lars grew up quickly and was only a few steps behind me. People say it gets easier with each passing day, but it gets harder as it's further away from the last time I saw or spoke to Lars.
Lars was loved greatly by his family and friends. My parents, my sister, and I are heartbroken that he is not here with us anymore. Our family has been broken and will forever be incomplete. Lars, you were so beautiful and so intelligent and I am trying to process the fact that you are gone but it is so hard. My heart has a hole that can never be filled. You are our life; we miss you more than words can say. You are loved with all our hearts and more.