Sammy also had a weakness for traveling, especially for Asia. In the end, Sammy was particularly fond of Thailand. The time in Bangkok showed him to rethink mind challenging constructs such as happiness, respect, love and the deeper sense of life. All this inspired Sam to think about life, himself and what truly matters.
He also found love in Bangkok, to Maetissa, a girl who studied psychology.
Sammy was a family man through and through, and especially as a young adult, he was increasingly concerned with the big questions of life. He regularly kept a notebook. One of his last entries reads: “I am grateful for my family.
His second great passion was music. He got this talent from his father who introduced his son to instruments from an early age.
First keyboard, later Sammy took drum lessons, he also played bass and guitar. Rhythmic pieces were especially appealing to him. Father and son often jammed together. Sammy loved Funk, soul, jazz.
Together with a friend, Adam Schock, he also made a lot of electronic music, in times during COVID-19 more and more under the name “Epiphysis”, there were plans for his own label.
Sammy had always been polite and respectful, even during his teenage years there were no problems.
Sammy was an athlete through and through, extremely health-conscious. He rejected alcohol and smoking. When he was on the road with friends, he was usually the driver.
All this makes it even more incomprehensible what happened in Amsterdam…