~ In loving Memory to our dear friend Lars ~ by UteBigSmile ()
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I'm in tears and my soul is crying... May his soul rest in eternal Peace...
~ ZOOM ~
Got yesterday evening a site-mail, first I thought that it was from Lars, (because we have been these last months in private contact), telling me that our dear friend Lars (LBJ2) has lost his fight against Cancer...
From anahata.c to me on 1:36PM Fri, 01 May 2015
Dear Friends of Lars,
Forgive the "mass letter," but there are many of you, and only one of me, so I have to do this 'all at once'...
I have the very sad burden of telling you that our dear Lars (LBJ2) passed away a week ago. I just found out this morning, from one of Lars' Danish friends. He found out from Lars' landlord.
He was buried yesterday---Thursday, April 30---in Gilleleje, Denmark. It's right near where he lived (Vejby, Denmark). He was buried in the town in which he grew up. He was 53 and a half, and that was way, way too early...
I wish I had more details, but this is all I know right now. As I hear more, I'll tell all of you, or I'll post it in a dedi, which I hope to post this weekend. (I just need time to find the right words...)
I know that many of you knew Lars much better than I, and I send you my deepest condolences. In the few years I got to know him, he stunned me with his incredibly kind and accepting nature, his endless gratitude for the smallest things in life, and how openly he faced his ordeal. I was stunned by his honesty about it, and how ne hever stopped showing love and kindness throughout. It's stunning to me that he was taken, and so young. And he was such an inspired artist. So humane, and so loving...
I'll notify the Vue and Mixed Medium forums...If any of you think other galleries should know, please feel free to tell them.
I'll also notify the site administrators, and hope they'll mention Lars on the front page. They did for Mina (nekhbetsun) and other wonderful members---they most certainly should for Lars.
Finally, I'll be posting a dedi in the next few days, and I'll do a search every day to find any of yours; and I'll pay my respects. He was a deep heart and soul, and I send my condolences to all of you for your loss, and I wish you all a blessed May,
PS. I got your names from Lars' last several uploads, so if any of you know friends who aren't there, please feel free to let them know...many thanks...
Image Comments (49)
Mulltipass () 9:12AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
Thank you for sharing the news with us and your Beautiful dedication!
GrandmaT () 9:13AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
It was so sad to get that site-mail. He was a wonderful artist and a truly heroic man in his attitude battling cancer.
pchef () 9:20AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
c'est trÃ¨s joli cett'e dÃ©di Ute. C'est une excellenty travail avec un bel effet
miwi () 9:32AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
Thank you for sharing the news with us and your very Beautiful dedication!
Leije () 9:43AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
C'est triste, ton image est trÃ¨s belle en hommage Ã ton ami, Ute !
radioham () 9:48AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
I did not know him but it is ture far too soon life in the good book is 3 score and ten He did not get is full life May he R.I.P
magnus073 () 10:10AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
Ute, you did a nice job on this thoughtful dedication. Lars was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed.
eekdog () Online Now! 10:55AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
working on one myself, Ute. this is a touching tribute for our dear departed friend. also will be posting the same message. good job sweetie.
spacechimp () 11:10AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
sorry to hear that bad news- I did not know him or his work ,but it is sad for his friends and family. It is amazing when people make so many friends over the internet, very touching.
bakapo () 11:24AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
a wonderful tribute and dedication to our friend, Lars. he will be missed very much.
rbowen () 11:50AM | Sat, 02 May 2015
A very nice and touching tribute to our friend Lars. He was kind, thoughtful, artistic, and intelligent. I am very sorry that he is gone . We will miss him.
anahata.c () 12:22PM | Sat, 02 May 2015
A beautiful, touching vision, Ute, it empties me of words. A beloved soul departs this life, and the rest of us are left with split hearts and dear memories (like the man in your image). But the spirit in your image seems to be calling to the man, saying, "I'm here...I'm right behind you..." I'm very sorry for your loss. As a poet wrote, may you move "from mourning into morning"...Blessings to you and Rene, and thank you for a beautiful dedi to a dear and loving soul...
me72nl () 12:49PM | Sat, 02 May 2015
I am truly sorry for your loss Ute, it is a wonderful dedication that helps him live on in your art, many hugs my friend
nefertiabet () 1:48PM | Sat, 02 May 2015
Eine wunderbare Homage fÃ¼r einen Freund liebe Ute mit sehr viel GefÃ¼hl! Tut mir so leid.
Richardphotos () Online Now! 8:26PM | Sat, 02 May 2015
I always felt a special connection to Lars and wished that I had been able to travel to his hometown to meet him. I just learned that a local friend of mine died 3 months ago and he was in his early 50's also. really a great dedication
Wolfenshire () 8:53PM | Sat, 02 May 2015
This is a beautiful dedication. It is sad to hear of the loss of an artist, or anyone. But, maybe the world is a little brighter for him having walked through this world.