In Memory of Lars Juliussen [LBJ2]
May 7, 2015 7:57 pm
View looking north from Lars home in Denmark
"With deep sadness, I report that Lars Juliussen, aka LBJ2, passed from our midst, from cancer, a week ago. He was buried April 30th. He was 53 and a half years old. Many of his friends had tried to reach him the last several weeks---but he simply wasn't able to respond. He was too ill. Thanks to his friend in Denmark, I got the news May 1. Lars is no longer with us...not in body. It was way, way too early... this deep and unbelievably calm, loving soul---who uttered not a word of bitterness nor blame through his near 2 years of battle---died so young, without wanting to burden anyone, without a cry of anguish. He gave thanks to all of us, with his quiet love, that gentle caress he had in his words, like a mountain, only gentle. He wrote, of the dedis people gave him: "It gave me a loving warm feeling...that more people than I thought...care about a nobody like me..." The periods are his: As if he were stopping to get the strength to say more...And "a nobody like me"? Lars, you were bigger than the whole cosmos, you had a deep gentle heart filled with love that whispered from you and gave everybody such joy even when you were suffering so much...if you were a 'nobody', than I was a speck of sand..."
We invite you to join with us in sending condolences to Lars' family and friends.
~The Renderosity Staff and Community
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Thank you Ricky for this beautiful, intimate memorial to a dear artist, and friend to many here. It's beautiful and very moving, and I'm very grateful. My condolences to everyone who knew and loved Lars, and my deep and love to Lars himself, who was a great gift to me and to many others. You were a beautiful gift to us all, Lars, and you will walk inside us the rest of our lives...with love and gratitude for everything you were and gave, Mark
Thank you for this very moving memorial for our dear friend, Lars. He was a special man and a special friend to me. He will live in my heart forever. Thank you for being such a calm and loving part of this crazy world, Lars, you will never be forgotten. ~barb
I have lost a lot of friends on Renderosity, but none have affected me so as Lars. he introduced me to new artists/music as well as his wonderful art. he was a genius in melding his art to music. I have never cried so hard to anyone's death as I have here. thank you for this memorial. Lars! Odin has finally called you home to Asgard! you are a hero!
I am here only in 2013 (after the death of my father) and I had never seen pictures of Lars preceding this date. I followed the sad disease Lars trying not to talk about it in my comments to give him the feeling of normalcy. Now reread its oldest images and comparing them with the latest understand how deep was his sense of life beyond the disease. I like to imagine that if we had lived in the same place we could have exchanged many ideas and thoughts in front of a good beer because I feel that is a very special person.
C'était un homme extraordinaire doté d'un fabuleux talent et et d'une imagination hors limites... Je regrette vraiment de n''avoir jamais rencontré cet fantastique artiste !!! Je veux, ici, le remercier pour tous les chefs-d’œuvre qu'il a créés et partagés avec vous !!! Merci également à Ricky pour cet hommage tellement émouvant à un artiste et ami aimé de tous !!! It was an extraordinary man endowed of fabulous one talent and and of an imagination off limits... I really regret of n " having met never this fantastic artist!!! I want, here, to thank it for all the masterpieces which he created and shared with you!!! Thank you also to Ricky for this tribute so much moving to an artist and a friend liked by all!!!
THANK YOU O much for this...Lars was a dear friend of mine...I want to thank Mark (anahata.c) for letting all Lars friends of this and Lars passing. You will be missed my friend...Rest In Peace and please, if you bump into my son Justin up there give him a hug for me. With deepest sympathy and love, Rose (Rainastorm)
I want to express my deepest gratitude for all that Lars taught us in life, as a person and as an Artist. There is so much Love and Beauty and deep concepts in his Art. During his illness, he shared the same Love and Beauty. He confronted with his sufferance with so much Patience, Faith and Hope! He fought strongly...and to me, he is a winner. I can't avoid the emotion and the tears that this memorial brought in my heart. Lars was and is a Gift to us. I am very grateful to Ricky for remember and honor him, with so beautiful and significant memorial. Thank you! My condolences to everyone. Farewell Lars, wherever you are, you will be always Love and Light in our hearts; Ana
Thank you Mark, for letting me know of Lars' passing, and Rick, for the magnificent tribute/memorial you created for Lars. It brought me to tears, looking at the art you put in it, remembering the things he wrote. He brought a lot of joy to so many of us, we learned so much from him. He was a quietly strong man, and handled his illness and what life dealt him with such grace and strength. He is a hero to many of us, and he will live on in our hearts. In some ways I am glad that Kitty went to heaven before Lars did, I would have worried as to where would she go after he passed. Now we know Lars is with all his "girls".
Thank Mark for alerting me to the passing of a dear, caring and beautiful man, my heart is heavy right now. I loved visiting his gallery here, and not only was his art inspirational but the music he would choose for us all to listen was great too while we viewed his artworks. We often would exchange emails, sending each other pics discussing music which he loved, and of course our beloved dogs too. He suffered so much with his illness, and to lose his dog during that time must have been even more devastating for him, I know only too well how it rips one apart losing a beloved pet and friend. I remembered how worried he was for Kitty for when he went into hospital and I tried to find some help for him, but fortunately all was taken care of. Kitty 3 will have waited for him at Rainbow Bridge, and he will be with all his dogs now. May I say it was an honour to have know Lars. May God rest his soul in peace.