KUALA LUMPUR - The wee hours of Thursday morning were the loneliest that Dennis Loo, the husband of late marathon runner Evelyn Ang, had ever felt.
"(She) was supposed to be my soulmate. We were supposed to grow old together, that was what we had planned," he told reporters after Ang's memorial service.
He said the pain and tragedy he went through was something he would not wish on others.
"I was given 81 days to be with Evelyn by her bedside.
"There were moments when I thought she would recover but as the days passed, that hope slowly vanished," he said.
However, Loo added, talking to family members of other patients reminded him to be positive, just as Ang had been.
"Anyone who knew Evelyn knew that she was a very positive person. She had her personal sorrows, but she never let them hold her back.
"I will keep living and learn how to cope. But if you ask me, I think I'm not ready to let her go," he said.