In Memory of ironhart

deemarie · June 19, 2004 11:46 pm

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On June 18th, Billy Mercer, better known on Renderosity as ironhart, passed away from complications of pneumonia. Billy was only 54.

Over the years, Billy shared his talent and imagination with us through his Renderosity MarketPlace products, which showcased his wonderful eye for creative detail. He was best known for his (Poser based) fantasy medieval cottages, with their thatched roofs and quaint charm. Billy was an innovator in his field, paying careful attention to details � windows opened, doors left ajar, fireplaces patiently waited to be lit.

Billy�s premature departure leaves an enormous hole in the Renderosity community�s heart. Through his creative products, may we continue to keep his memory alive for all eternally. The Renderosity community sends out our prayers and best wishes to Billy�s family, may they find some peace in knowing how much he was respected and loved by all.I can envision Billy walking down the path through the magical forest to find a peaceful resting place � at the Woods End!

Graphic235.jpg Billy, you will be missed!

ironhart�s Renderosity Gallery

We welcome the Renderosity community to post their farewell wishes and/or links to images that they have created using Billy's [ironhart's] products

The Renderosity Staff



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Firebirdz ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Billy, you will be greatly missed. I truly treasure the moments and the conversations we had. You are such a wonderful person.

deemarie ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Ironhart was a wonderful artist, an amazing craftsman, and a wonderful artist. He shall be missed greatly - Here is a tribute link to one of my ironhart product images Once Bitten I look forward to viewing other member's tributes to this great man. Dee-Marie

dialyn ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

I remember when I was feeling pretty low that Ironhart gave me a spinning wheel I had admired, just because he thought it would make me feel better. He never failed to notice when someone used one of his marvelous creations ... it meant so much to him that they were used and enjoyed. He was a honest man, a kind man, a gentle man, a creative artist, and I don't what else to say except to agree with those who have written that he will be greatly missed. I'd like to think he has been put to work, doing what he loved most, building beautiful cottages in the clouds.

BlueBeard ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Thank you Billy for teaching me so much. You will be missed very much. If there was one person who could help anyone out, it was Billy! There is a huge hole left in the Poser world. :(

DTigerWoman ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

This is sooooo sad! My heart goes out to all his family and friends :o(

Valandar ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Billy... I never really talked to you more than once or twice. But what I saw of you, I respected. Your craftmanship was beyond reproach, and your integrity beyond question. Fare thee well.

Irish ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

I always admired his work...an exceptional artist and one of a kind individual. I think the image here pretty much conveys my thoughts ~ he is in his lovely cottage at the end of the woods. I agree, his sudden departure has left a huge void in the Poser world. To his family and friends, my heartfelt sympathy.

Hyria ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Yes...Farewell Billy. A kind and talented craftsman. You will be missed in these folds but you're spirit will remain felt.

melanie ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

I never knew Billy personally and never had any communication with him, but I bought several of his cottages and just love their Thomas Kinkade quality. My prayers for Billy and his family. What a great loss to our community. This is a sad day.

SophiaDeer ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Please know you will be missed. I always have so much respect for your work.

gildedgecko ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

This is a great loss to the Renderosity community. Billy will certainly be missed.

drsofaking ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

My deepest sympathy to his family and friends... Sweet journey, my friend... you'll be missed...

geep ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

The world and Renderosity are diminished by his leaving.

SndCastie ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Fairwell Billy may you find peace and serenity and to his family go my prayers and sympathy.

Helen ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Inspiration... That was what Billy brought to us. His Poser models were exceptional in design and workmanship. We have lost one of our treasures. I only talked to Billy once or twice. He seemed a nice man. I will miss him.

ShadowWind ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

I didn't know Ironhart well, though I've bought his products and certainly respected him greatly as an artist. He will be missed indeed and my deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. It is a sad day in the community.

Kendra ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Billy was a sweetheart. He never hesitated to IM out of concern or post a render of the inside of one of his houses (something I'd asked of him more than once I believe). His vision and what he created out of it was unique. Artists like Billy don't come alone every day and our 3D world will not be the same without him. God bless Ironhart

SamTherapy ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Big up and big respec' to the gent with an Iron Heart. Love and Peace to all thee and thine. You will surely be missed.

Lyrra ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

A generous and good man, a good artist and modeler. He will be missed

Richabri ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

I didn't Billy very well either but I always admired his creations and his premature passing has saddened me deeply. What a loss to the community :(

romanceworks ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Billy. you brought a lot of joy and magic to so many through your amazing talent and contributions to this community. Your spirit will live on through your wonderful creations. You will be remembered and you will be greatly missed. Carol & LJ

Shoshanna ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Ironheart was not only a kind, thoughtful man, but a truly wonderful model maker. His little cottages in particular inspired some amazing artwork and I am sure they will continue to do so. I'll be thinking of him everytime I use one of his beautiful models. He will be truly missed.

dv8_fx ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

When I first started surfing for anything Poser, Ironhart was one of the first famous names I came across. A great artist, craftsman, teacher and friend to all. He will be greatly missed.

kbennett ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Goodbye Billy. I'll miss you :(

TheWingedOne ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

What a loss! Renderosity made me smile so many times, but that message made very, very sad. Anyway I'm shure he's in a better place now that anyone of us will find sooner or later. Billy, we'll miss you though.

musicat ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Thanx to a one of a kind artist! You will be missed.

gillbrooks ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

Goodbye to a very kind, talented and respected man.

cecemckenzie ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

So Very Sad.

dfsmetsfan ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

You will be missed by us all!!

tdalka ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 19 June 2004

A great talent, and he will be missed.