| Debbie Lee [known on Renderosity as Ms_Outlaw, and
in the literary world as D. Lee] was a very talented and passionate
artist with a big heart and a gentle soul. She truly loved the
Renderosity community, which was very evident in her postings to
fellow Renderosity artists� gallery images. An active member of
both the Vue and Poser forums, she was always there for other
artists, with encouraging words and helpful comments. Yet, not many
knew that this modest woman was also an award winning �cover
artist� and author. She �wrote to entertain� with fantasy art
and stories, exploring the world of vampires, and other creatures
of darkness [many co-written with best friend Kammy Bonias]. She
wanted, �people to be able to curl up with one of our stories
and be swept away from reality for a little while.� August of
this year, Debbie was diagnosed with lung cancer. On September
13th, Debbie�s bright light was dimmed ... however, it will never
be extinguished, as she will live eternally in her art, her
stories, and in the hearts of her family and friends.
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Very humble words. Having suffered the trauma 12 years ago of somebody very close dying from lung/brain cancer (my mother from smoking and at the same age of Debbie), I can understand where Debbie's words were coming from. Rest in peace Debbie, look down and smile - you left your mark on many people. To her family - You have all my prayers and sympathies at this time and I'm sure you are all very proud of her. By all means mourn Debbie's loss, but also afford a smile at all she achieved. Remember she will be always there for you...you will never lose the support of her love and strength, because it is something that is felt in the soul...
I am dumbfounded by this news. I had no idea that any of this was taking place. My deepest sympathies to her family at this tragic moment. I found her to be always caring, generous and inspirational to anyone who she met online in the vue forum. I will miss her everpresent vivaciousness. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I shall remember her in my prayers. With great sadness, ~beck
I just visited Debbie's gallery and website for the first time and am truly sorry I didn't get to know this talented and wonderful woman who had so much to give, artistically and personally. She truly seemed to live her life to the fullest. Her last words both touched and broke my heart. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. CC
I've known Outlaw since I joined the WBS online RPG gaming community back in 1995. I was her XO in the Shadow Bands for many years. She was my friend, my online mentor, my gaming partner & my sister. She helped raise my spirits when I was down & deflated my ego when it needed it. We talked, argued, commiserated & confided. She had a great many friends and very few enemies (none really serious, more pests than problems). She was a horrible speller / typist & took our ribbing with simple grace. Goodbye OL... I love you very much and will miss you greatly. You were always a class act.
I am still under the shock of the news since Debbie won the Vue forum Challenge just before departing to the hospital. I hope her family will take comfort in the knowledge of the many friends and members of our community that she touched with her art.