Grief in Serena Williams' family: one of Ohanian's "brothers" dies at gym

Tennis - Ohanian: "I buried one of my brothers this weekend."

by Claudiu Pop
Grief in Serena Williams' family: one of Ohanian's "brothers" dies at gym

Alexis Ohanian announced the death of one of his childhood friends, Adam Solomon. Below are Ohanian's tribute words. "I buried one of my brothers this weekend, Adam Solomon. He was the easy-going soul of my very best friends, guys I've known since 1st grade, who to this day are like brothers to me.

He got me into lifting a decade ago. He was at the gym, doing what he loved, when he died.

It was easy to find photos of Adam, bc for the decades we’ve known each other, scattered across the US, he never missed a gathering — no matter how spectacular or mundane, he was there, with the same great vibes, ready to slam his burly hand on your shoulder, and tell you a joke.

I'm grateful for all the things we did together over the last 35 years, but I wish we'd had more time.

Adam wouldn't just show up for the guys trips to Vegas or the Skins games — he'd jump down to FL just to help me put a swingset together for Olympia.

We were just in LA together and we did a round of toasts (everyone speaks!) and when it was Adam's turn, he spoke of how much he loved us and these times together and finished with our traditional cheers: "Strength & Honor" (yes, from Gladiator — we're obsessed).

And as much as I'm hurting right now, I know it hurts because of how much I loved him and I wouldn't trade all those great times, great memories, and true friendship for anything.

I hope you all are lucky enough to have an Adam in your life. Strength and Honor, brother.

If you want to join me in making a gift in Adam's honor, please donate to @jdrfhq — he didn't get dealt an easy hand in life, but he turned it into a tremendous strength."

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