Posted on 09/02/2013My name is Kevin and I am 22 years living in Utah. My valiant father passed away this past weekend suddenly after a year long battle with cancer. KISS was his all-time favorite band and the first band he ever played for me when I was young enough to remember (and probably before that). He was the hardest working man I've ever known in my entire life and I lived with him 'til last year. Any car ride, no matter what the occasion, he played KISS. His all time favorite tune was 'I Was Made For Loving You', but was not to be outdone by the "Unplugged" versions of 'Domino' and 'Nothing to Lose.' My older sister's middle name is Christine in honor of the song 'Christine Sixteen'. He has a shrine of you guys in his bedroom in which he made during the last months of his life (though he was unable to sleep in his actual bed due to his deteriorating condition). The last gift I ever gave him was a KISS Hot Wheel car I spontaneous found at my work in which I want to place in his casket. Through thick and thin in his life he always supported the songs and music of what will always be to me 'the hottest band in the world.' You 4 and every member of past are my musical heroes and my favorite band this universe has ever seen. Timeless doesn't begin to describe my father's spirit as well as your guys' music. As I mourn and try to avoid the constant realities I must face these next few days, I wanted to take a moment to say "Thank you KISS" for being such an amazing part of our lives and a forever bond between me and my amazing father. And to Heaven: you wanted the best, you got the best. Love you dad.