Farewell to Don Tatro

LillianH · June 21, 2004 2:30 pm

Tags: Memorials


We are saddened to annouce that on June 19th, Don Tatro (dontatro), passed away from sudden cardiac arrest. Don Tatro has been a long-time Renderosity member since May of 1999, sharing 963 images with us in his gallery. He was widely known for his wry sense of humour and the creation of the "Creepy Clown" character and website. In addition, to being an artist, Dan was also clinical psychologist specializing in forensic psychology for 20 years. He combined art and psychology in interesting ways which can be seen on his award winning site, Totally Tatro. Don�s sudden departure leaves another hole in the Renderosity community�s heart. But, through his creative works his memory lives on. The Renderosity community extends our deepest sympathies and best wishes to Don�s family, may they find some peace in knowing how much he was respected and loved.
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Don, you will be missed. May you enjoy the next phase of your journey. Happy trails! We welcome the Renderosity community to post their farewell wishes and/or links to images that they have created in memory of Don. -The Renderosity Staff To view the original thread, please visit the Poser Forum Dan's Renderosity Gallery Links to Dons' award winning sites.... http://www.creepyclown.com http://dontatro.bryce-alive.net/tatro.htm

Article Comments


lgp692000 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

I have been viewing tribute renders in the Bryce Gallery all day and was very sad to hear of his passing. But I must admit his clown give me the hee-bee-gee-bees ;) Non the less, I loved his work and he will be missed by a whole lot of people. God speed Don.

Davrosdalek ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

I knew don from before his arival here at renderosity when he spent time in the bryce and poser news groups. It is because of him and his images that I finaly joined renderosity. Don, you always were an insperation to me. Thank you and good journey. Alex Nowak

shadow_dancer ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

http://www.renderosity.com/viewed.ez?galleryid=698693 farewell friend :(

wandrinminstrl ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Farewell Don, your art has been an inspiration, your humour contagious, and your legacy will live on for many years to come. Thank you for what you gave and shared..and thank you to his family for sharing him.. God bless..

SyS ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

A great loss to the 3D community indeed.... See ya soon Don...

eres ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

I'm crying...By by buddy!

Hellmark ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Don was a great guy, and I am proud to say that I knew him. He's left a big hole over at AB3P

Richard T ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Goodbye Don. Thank you for contributions to the Bryce and Poser communities, amd most of all I will miss your humor and inspiration.

geoegress ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

condolences to Don's family :(

rygar ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Once more a great artist is ripped away from our lives, but never our hearts. Farewell Don

xantor ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

That is sad. I am glad that he didn`t just get overlooked with the death of ironhart.

ShadowWind ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

I've never had the pleasure to talk to Don personally, but I've always been inspired by his very unique looks at the human (and animal) conditions. He will be missed and is a very sad week for Rosity to lose two prominant artists. Condolences to his family.

killer3d ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Quite an artist even if he didn't think of himself as exactly such. Shame to have lost a person with such an extensive knowledge of life and computer graphic arts. The, http://dontatro.bryce-alive.net/tatro.htm , site is a really well done work. Sorry not to have really known you Don but I am reviewing your works in memory.

xoconostle ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Don was my greatest inspiration in the community. His support meant everything to me. I loved his renders, and had a lot of fun doing my own with Creepy Clown. It's going to take some time to come to grips with this loss.

redawg2 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

I did not know Don personally. But I knew his work & through it his spirit will live on.

BurntPlanet ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Thank you for being one of the first people to talk to me and greet me into AB3DP. it was your art work work that inspired me to do better. You will be saddly missed.

spider1313 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Don was one of the very first folks I "met" at adbd3db when I began "my" 3D journey a few years back and it was his sense of humor, his willingness to help, and of course, "his" Creepy that really got me hooked here! I will miss him AND his outlook on life greatly... ==steve==

geep ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Don, you may be gone ... but certainly not forgotten. I appreciate all that you did for the community. R.I.P. my friend.

SK2Design ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

I'm so deeply saddened by the loss of yet another great artist. I think of all the Creepy the Clown images I've seen in Don's gallery over time, and I feel that deep sense of loss. I send all my heart felt sympathies to Don's family and loved ones and hope that the fond memories they have of Don will help through this very difficult time. Love and Blessings, Tamara

Rochr ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

Don has been around ever since i joined, and have given me many laughs with his funny images. This is truly a great loss. Rest in peace Don and thank you.

Moebius87 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 21 June 2004

My heartfelt condolences go to the family and loved ones of Don. I wish I had a chance to really get to know you. God speed... you will be truly missed here. :o( M

Mercytoo ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

This is very sad indeed. One of the first images I saw created with Poser contained Creepy. Don was a big reason that I got into poser, because that darn clown was so cool. My thoughts to his friends and family.

drgnmztr ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

I feel cheated not having had the chance to meet him online. I love his work and his sense of humor even though tears roll down my cheeks while enjoying his wonderful art.. Thanks Don..

SndCastie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

This is truely a sad time I have know Don since I started doing Bryce and Poser he helped me when I needed help. He was alway that way and I will miss him terribly. My heart goes out to his family and friends. SndCastie

Li-An ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

Your artwork was an inspiration for me. Thanks for all you shared with the 3D community. R.I.P.

Doc Mojo ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

Don's manner of twisted brilliance is a rare thing. The world will be less fun without him. I've been honored to support his free speach in the face of The Humorless (to put it politely). Long live Don! Long live Creepy! -Mo

orbital ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

You will be missed very much, things won't be the same in the Bryce gallery without your daily posting. I hear they have Bryce 6 in heaven so have fun. Rest in peace Buddy. Joe

Bigt ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

Sad Sad news! Don was a truly great artist and an all round decent bloke, i will miss his work, his humour, and his friendship, Goodbye Don and God Bless.

jeweldragon ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

my condolences, this is so sad :( may god keep and bless dons family, rest in peace don

imanwillie ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 22 June 2004

RIP DON thanks for the laughs, as usual you'll be having the last on in HEAVEN god bless WILLIE