Last night close to my kids bedtime, I was tending to the usual evening household rush – sorting dinner, checking homework, reading school books – then I got a WhatsApp message which I went to check. The message was from a friend (S) who wrote: “Hi Alia, I read on Facebook that Andreas Moritz has passed away….”
And the rest was a blur
I couldn’t read the rest of the message. It was like somebody had poured a glass of cold water over me.
I stopped reading my child’s story, tried very hard to concentrate on the kids but could not. I grabbed my phone again and went onto Facebook to check for myself. “I’m sure there’s been some sort of mistake. Maybe the account was hacked or something… you can never believe social media these days..”, I thought.
And there it was in front of me: the announcement of his death. I went to his official website as well to check and it had the same announcement.
Scattered thoughts, lots of questions, sadness… a deep deep sorrow.
A great man
Why would I be so sad about the death of a man I have never personally met?
I was blessed that my life overlapped with Andreas’ life for about three years. I had heard about his work from a friend in India (Nikhil), so I started reading his books, first The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush, and then the others…. especially Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation which I’ve read many times, and continue to refer to regularly. A classic.
His books elevated my knowledge and opened up many horizons.
Over the short time that I knew Andreas, he has been very kind to do two episodes with me on my health show Dare to Be Healthy. He also wrote a wonderful review on my latest book I Want A Healthy Pregnancy which I am very grateful for.
I remember commenting to my family about how a man of such great achievements and knowledge could be so humble and still speak to every person like they knew as much as he did. A rare quality these days.
The good news is that Andreas Moritz leaves behind a legacy that speaks for itself. His books and teachings will linger for a long time after he’s gone, that I’m sure of.
What makes me sad, however, is that people like him are hard to find. His death is a great loss for humanity. For me personally, I lost one of my ‘health heroes’. I looked up to him, admired his courage to speak his truth, and his perseverance to deliver the health message to a cynical world. I was hoping to to meet him face-to-face one day to let some of his light rub off on me. I have lost one of my main sources of inspiration, one of the few people that I could have had a very interesting conversation with, a conversation about energy, healing, detox, nutrition, Ayurveda, and the meaning of life.
Andreas, I know you will continue to shine your light wherever you are. Rest in peace. Our conversation will continue in my dreams.