Evan Matthews Obituary, Death – Evan Matthews died in fatal Kansas motorcycle accident. Evan, you’ve always said that you’d go out and do something that you love, so I don’t understand why you’re doing it so soon after making that promise. I admire your relentless dedication and the fact that you made no effort to cut back on the work you put in to accomplish what you set out to do.
After deciding to embark on an adventure by traveling 20 miles in one direction from your mother’s front door, I will never forget the day that I picked you up late at night in the middle of nowhere. You had opted to walk. It was the kind of event that stays with you forever. Who could have foreseen the possibility that you’d wind yourself on someone’s private property. While we were eating chicken nuggets from Wendy’s, we had some extremely interesting conversations about subjects like neurology, philosophy, and Buddhism. I really appreciated it.
During the course of the past year and a half, we have spent time together daydreaming about what it might be like to uproot our life and start over somewhere other than Topeka. It gives me great pleasure to share the news that some of those dreams have, in fact, come true for the two of us. When I first met you, you were addicted to the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, working at a tanning salon, and living in the basement of Darlene Matthews Kielhorn’s house with a lizard.
You have left an indelible mark on my soul, and I am speechless with pride over all that you have achieved in your life and the incredible things you have accomplished. The Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys are two bands whose music invariably makes me think of you. Whenever I listen to either of those bands’ music, I think of you. I count myself extremely fortunate to have you both as a person in my life and as a close friend. Evan Matthews, it is certain that your presence in this world will be much missed.