Which is sad, though less so for me than for those who worked more closely with him; I liked him and I thought he was a good guy, but our paths did not cross frequently. For me, it's mostly an unsettling sudden change. I keep thinking "Wait, really? He's just gone? That doesn't seem right."
The organization has made grief counselors available, which is good. They have also scheduled group grief counseling sessions for those who are interested.
Words cannot express my abject horror at this prospect. Which is a little surprising, given that I like my colleagues and care about them quite a bit, but just... sorry, thank you, but no. The very thought makes my stomach churn.
I'm glad it's an option for those who might want it, but I'm also very thankful that it's purely voluntary.