Kevin Henderson: Man, 51, dies on birthday trek just after checking his 'bucket list'
'Of all of his passions, a few stand out. His family. Nothing stopped Kevin when it came to his dear family,' wrote Kevin Henderson's friend
BALI, INDONESIA: Kevin Henderson, an American tourist celebrating his birthday died in Bali, Indonesia. The news was confirmed by his family and friends, as during the hike on Mount Agung on Friday, November 18, he slipped and fell. As Henderson descended, he lost control and injured his head, legs, and waist, shared Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency in an Instagram post.
The authorities received reports of the accident, estimated to have taken place almost 9,000 feet above sea level. It is further reported that after Henderson fell, a fellow hiker came in and performed treatment on him. Although his desperate effort didn’t work and hours later he died. Henderson was hiking to celebrate his 51st birthday, according to a Facebook post written by his friend, Laura Royer and shared by his grandmother on Saturday.
“Kevin’s bucket list item was Mount Agung in Bali. He made it,” read the post. “On his 51st birthday, he scaled the mountain, he gazed upon the universe that night and watched the sun rise that morning from above the clouds at nearly 10,000 feet.”
Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program claims Mount Agung is the tallest peak in Bali, which is also an active volcano. It is located in the northeast region of the island, which is a province of Indonesia in Southeast Asia, reports The Sun News.
Paying tribute to Henderson, the friend talked about how much he meant to her husband and the family, “Kevin was a best friend and a brother. He can’t imagine a life without him. The phone calls, the nights out, the inside jokes, the conversations when life gets heavy…. Kevin was there for all of it. Kevin never forgot a kids birthday, showed up at Christmas with gifts in his arms and a huge smile on his face. Shawn has a huge hole in his heart now that Kevin is gone. Trent’s heart is broken and he is missing his 'Uncle' Kevin."
“Kevin was passionate. He didn’t do things halfway. Of all of his passions, a few stand out. His family. Nothing stopped Kevin when it came to his dear family. Kevin lived his life prioritizing his family and passions. May we all do the same,” the post further read, according to the report.
Henderson is survived by his son, granddaughter, wife, stepson, and grandmother, as per his grandmother’s post.