He was an icon; it was through his efforts that the fall of communism in my country was brought about. I was a child when that happened but I will never forget the dystopian nightmare I was born into and the fact that Vaclav Havel was the one who defied the regime, who risked everything to change that.
He had a vision. He was a dreamer. He made a difference.
I met him once. I will never forget him.