This reddit thread started with a post "I still have dead best friend on my Xbox live friends list. He's been dead for a year now and I send him occasional party invites and pretend like nothing happened." He was in the Army and I still tear up when I see that his status is and always will be Offline • /r/AdviceAnimals The resulting thread, the usual reddit deluge, contains lots of similar stories. One category that stands out: given their ages, a lot of young men who died in various recent conflicts were gamers. They live on as members of friends and loved ones clans, guilds, friend's lists, etc. Major feels.