I am so shocked to be writing this, and my deepest sympathy goes out to Maddy's family. I am so so so sorry for your loss. I went on Birthright with Maddy inn 2017 and he was undoubtedly the brightest light of the whole trip. He did more than just be friendly to everybody, he made FRIENDS with everybody. When I felt isolated, home sick and alone during the trip, he would notice and come hang with me. We even spent some of our free time in Jaffa tasting wine (against the rules), but it was the highlight of a tough trip for me. Luckily, we kept in touch since and had dinners or lunches together from time to time in LA. I really will cherish my memories with Maddy forever. I am keeping his family in my thoughts and hoping they find some sense of peace.