I'm really sorry. I don't think there was any malice intended and it seems like he was fond of you so I personally would respond by saying something like, "thanks for being honest. I wish you well."

I know it hurts but, like others have said, at least you don't have to deal w/ the waiting and wondering that happens when the guy goes MIA.
Lotsawaves and violets like this.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG