I'm guessing pretty non existent.
Way back in 82 I went to art college and had a great time for 3 years. Just managed to scrape a degree out of it as well. I had a great pal for the first year, we were close buddies, but the whole college ethic didn't sit well with him and he ended up pissing about and got kicked off the course after the first year. He was always smoking weed, and I knew that he used to live with friends the year before and they all got into drugs.
Not a great sign, but the 'friends' turned up in the same city, off to the local Uni. They seemed nice enough. Anyway, after being kicked out I didn't see him for a year, and then one day he came looking and found me. It was a bit of a shock, he had got badly into drugs and was visibly affected. No longer the strong minded, strong willed physical person I knew, he was dishevelled, barely liked to make eye contact, was lost for words. It was rather heartbreaking to be honest. That was the last time I ever saw him, but I have wondered so much over the years what happened to him.
I was in my loft the other day looking for something, and out of the blue I found a pic of him in an art studio that I don't recognise ever seeing before. It made me think that I would love to know if he is still alive, but all I have to go on is his name and that he came from the South Coast somewhere?
I'm thinking this is a lost cause. I've done stuff like google and Facebook searches for his name but not sure what else one can do?