I grew up with Kemal, in Detroit. He lived on Taylor and I lived on Clairmount. We went to Brady elementary school and played ball and other games together. He always knew what he wanted to do with his life, and I say he did very well. My daughter didn't believe that we were friends, so I told her to write him a letter. He answered with an autographed picture and wrote, and I quote, Say Hello to your Dad. I will miss you Kemal.
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