Sohail Ameri. September 27, 1982 – January 18, 2012.

Loved and respected by all who he knew. Please feel free to leave your condolences here (scroll down and write in the ‘Leave a Reply’ box). This site is  dedicated to the memory of Sohail and maintained by family; you can contact us HERE if you have any stories or photographs that you might like to share.


54 memories

  1. hello mate, I’m currently in Iran. You were trying to get here so you can make it to my wedding ! You were facing too many problems trying to get a visa, I remember you said you would get to the Turkish border to try and get in and you were serious . You would stop at nothing, you were some man for one man 🙂
    You can go anywhere you want and I’m sure you’ve passed here by now. As I been walking around I know what we would have found funny and made jokes about. Talk soon my friend

  2. Heya man! I’m back in the mountains… I always become reflective, being here. It’s a sunny monring and it reminds me of the blazing California sun that you must have enjoyed almost every day; and that I briefly enjoyed staying there with you. I remember going to the observatory with you and seeing the amazing views from there. People are never truly gone; if those who knew them, remember them. You’re still around man!

  3. It’s at time of year. Christmas… the TV depicts happy go lucky families enjoying their time together whilst for many, it’s merely a time to remember those lost,or not so well. I’m going to raise a glass for you today, Sohail; in memory. All the best wishes to your family, now – and for next year.

  4. Someone introduced themselves to me as a redheaded cholo today LOL funny because you used to make fun of me trying to give me the most off the wall Gangster name …Hope your resting in paradise until we meet again my friend

  5. Hey man; a new look here; I wanted to keep it fresh. The picture of the skyline is where I see you… the cities and places that shape us; they are a part of us and we never really leave…

  6. Hey Sohail, I remembered, today, that my emails to you were the longest emails I ever wrote. I still try and get away with two lines to most people…… it’s been over four years and time just never slows down. You’re in that west coast horizon; I just know it.

  7. Hi man, thinking of you today; a creative mood led me to it. You are still here on Earth; in our thoughts and ideas 🙂

  8. I loved this man like a brother, in his brief time on earth he impacted more lives than most people could in 100 years of living.
    You will never leave my heart!

  9. I miss my friend desperately, even in his death Sohail has continued to be a good friend to me. He visits me in my dreams, and when I see his face and smile it helps. He is so brilliant and wise he is able to do things in spirit that my own father was not able to do until after ten years of passing on. My life was threatened back in July, as I was involved in a fight with my girlfriends ex-boyfriend. This guy pulled a knife and stabbed me in the back. The first few nights in the hospital ….Sohail came! Every movie that came on TV during my recovery was a movie I had seen in the theaters with Sohail, he is a great friend and death is not stopping him from anything! I will always share my experience here when I have them and wanted to document it here. I miss him….

  10. I’ll never forget last New Years when Sohail stayed with us for a few days. He brought so much laughter with his unmatched wit and hilarious stories that I never felt like he was wearing out his welcome. 🙂 the day he left we all went to dinner and he insisted on paying and wouldn’t take no for an answer.he was a kind and caring soul who always wanted to make sure everyone else was having a good time. A spirit like that can never die as he will always live on in so many others he touched.Will think of you today and smile Sohail.

  11. RIP homie it’s been one year I wish I would of known I would of liked to pay my respects because I know you would of done the exact same thing. We had a lot of good times and many memories too many to list my heart is heavy today wish I could have done something love u man RIP..I know you are making everyone laugh in heaven..

  12. I want to say Happy Birthday, but it doesn’t seem right. But I will say it anyways because I wish you happiness regardless of where you are or where I think you should be. While I wish you were here with us to celebrate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. You are a great soul and I know you are in a great place.

  13. Right around this time, we would be exchanging text messages about the upcoming Raider Season. These lil things make me miss you bro. RAIDER NATION FOR LIFE

  14. I think of my good friend often, if not on a daily basis…I truly miss him and my standard of living has forever been reduced, but recently, I was thinking about why someone so full of life, laughter, love, and respect would leave this world so soon…and then i heard something a great actor said and it made a little sense. He said “this life is a rehersal, and the performance it for real….” and so i figure that Sohail was better than this world could offer him…he has more important work to do and that is why he’s gone. This world is not MY home, nor was it Sohail’s and I know that he is smiling and free of the burdens of the flesh. I recently made the decision to tattoo both my arms half way….one of the pieces is a tribute to all my friends whos passed and the intials S.A. are forever inked in my arm as his spirit will live in my heart……………..

  15. Although it has been many years since I last spent time with you and Abbas, I have not forgotten what a kind, funny, and considerate young man you always were. You will be missed.

  16. Sohail, Many memories from Jr. High to High School. You were such a funny guy. We go way back and I love you my friend. I’m just so sorry we lost touch. Sometimes as we grow old we all grow apart concentrating on life we forget to keep in touch with one another and I’m sorry friend for that. I ask you lord look over Sohail and may he rest in peace.

  17. I’m so sorry to heard about Sohail’s death, Auntie Jamila. Although I only met him once, I remember a radiant, bright, cheerful boy. Please Auntie, take care of yourself and find the strength to carry on. It’s what he would have wanted. Tanya (my wife) and I are thinking about you in this terrible time. We send you all our love. Nasser in Ukraine.

  18. I am devastated by the loss off my dear friend Sohail..I will cherish the time I had with him…I had the honor of seeing him do stand-up for the first time on Melrose…Sohail’s spirit will live on in all that I do…my deepest respect’s to his mother, father, and siblings

  19. Sohail, You were such an amazing person. Your quick wit and genuine personality is like no other before you. You helped me through some difficult times with complete selflessness. Thank you so much for that. You are loved my so many and will be missed greatly.
    Love you bro.

  20. man… I do not know where to start. I have never known a person that could make me smile as much as Sohail. Even if he was not intending to be funny- he always made me laugh. His sense of humor was witty, cut and dry, and in your face- I loved this about him… I loved him. I am deeply sorry for his family and your loss. Sohail had gotten me through some tough times in my life as well, through his words alone. He will never be forgotten- love and miss you Sohail.

  21. For the little amount of time that I got to know Sohail, it was apparent what a great person he was. Sohail was a person that lid up any place with his gigantic smile and his wonderful sense of humor. It was a pleasure to have met him, and it was a pleasure to be a part of the Ameri family in Hawaii during Farid’s & Gaby’s wedding. My most sincere condolences to the Ameri family.

  22. rest in peace sohail ameri you are clearly loved by many people, i didn’t know you but just saying a prayer for your folks. salaam

  23. I met Sohail many many years ago. He was a very sweet and super funny young man. Although I didn’t get to watch him mature, I am sure he turned out to be an extraordinary person. It’s always tragic when a young person full of life is taken. My heart is heavy with sadness. My deepest condolences for his family.

  24. Sohail was a truly amazing person. Although tragically cut short, his life weaved a rich tapestry of love and comedy around everyone he connected with. The world over. Even if he didn’t realise it, Sohail had a profound effect on my life and many others. When I lost my father, he said some really heartfelt things to me, it helped more than he knew. When I had a kid, he said more nice things and poked fun and my lack of sleep. He seemed to find it easy to connect with people. He was smart, quick-witted and deeply caring. He lives on in the minds of us all. I’ll never forget him.

  25. I love my brother, I want him back. He left to soon. We were supposed to get old together. I can’t believe it ended like this. I will miss you so much.

  26. Farid, though I never had the pleasure of meeting your brother, I remember when we were in X-ray school together and some of the stories you’d tell us about things you and Sohail did together. Hearing you talk of your brother always showed what he meant to you and how much you cared for your brother. Hearing of his passing is truly a shock, and I am very sorry for your loss. Back then you always watched out for him, now I think your brother will be watching over you. I want to offer my sincere condolences to you, your mother and your family.

  27. We have come from God and to Him we will return.
    We will remember you for ever.
    You were an angel who lived amongst us.

    Reza & Fatom

  28. I still am having trouble processing this. Sohail and I had big plans to take Hollywood by storm. Now I have to do it alone. That makes me profoundly sad. Sohail was a true genius. He was one of the funniest people I’ve ever known and will ever know. He had wit like a well-greased bear trap. Whenever I’d be down, he’d always know what to say to make me feel better. He was a gentleman and a scholar. He was my doppleganger. He was one of my best friends of all time, and I’m going to miss him tremendously. Ride In Power buddy. You’ve moved on from this one-horse planet. You’re on to bigger and better things now. I love you, brother. You’ll be in my heart always. I’ll see you again down the road.

  29. Anytime Sohail would walk into the room I’d always say “so hail the king” and he would just smile turn even more red and laugh as he took his seat, he was always a good sport with that stuff …BUT he’d always end up getting me back someway !!! Just a good guy who was friendly to all !!RIP buddy !!!

  30. Sohail AKA Sochee Cruz AKA Cinnabun, i will miss you lots buddy, especially the weekly exchanges of stressful text messages watching The Raiders lose. I will never forget the times we had together, you were the funniest dude ive ever met and im deeply saddened that you’re gone. Love you Bro. Raider Nation For life.

  31. A true friend. I have exchanged more heart felt truths with Sohail than anyone I know or have known. Strange when I live on the other side of the world but I felt it easy to share with him everything and I always relied on his response. He was a genius, an extraordinarily clever guy and so so witty. A true gentleman and I was made genuinely better for knowing him.

    A testament to this is how the news hit me. I have never felt like that in my whole life. With no hint of a cliche, my life is worse now he’s gone. He will live on in our memories and I will never ever forget him. Never.

  32. Heard the news this morning…I’m sorry we lost contact. I will never forget all of the laughs and good times we had together. My favorite memories were playing MarioKart and rehearsing lines from our favorite movies! You always knew how to make people laugh…nearly in any setting. Those memories will stick with us all. Rest in peace my man. and my deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Much Love!

  33. You left I wasn’t able to say goodbye I know your now resting I will keep you in my memories and your loved ones in my prayers thanks for the laughs

  34. I am so sad to hear about this horrible Loss. He was always able to make everyone smile and laugh. My Prayers are with his Family at this very hard time!!!!

  35. The world has lost one of the most kind and genuine and funny people I have ever had the pleaser of knowing. I know our life’s will be a bit darker without you in it, but ill will always smile when I think of the good time.

  36. I know your in a better place now and words can’t express how I felt when I heard the news you were a great person and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to have met you may your soul rest in eternal peace

  37. We live in pain as you rest in peace. I will spend the rest of my life wishing I had more time with you. I will spend the rest of my life wondering if we could have done more for you.

    I love you,

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