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Will you join me in saying goodbye?

Asked by downtide (23790points) April 6th, 2014
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It is with great sadness that we report the loss of @anartist who passed away unexpectedly in February.

There is an obituary in The Washington Post

She was an active and much loved member of the tidepool and she will be greatly missed but not forgotten.

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jca's avatar

RIP @anartist. Gone but not forgotten, forever a part of the Fluther family.

jca (36054points)“Great Answer” (2points)
Seek's avatar

Oh how sad! I was just reading some of her old responses the other day.

johnpowell's avatar

Fucking hell. She was a member on my site too and I helped her with website stuff. She was good friends with (Stella) Dog too.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Thank you for letting is know. Very sad to hear :( I didn’t know her well or interact with her much here but I hope that her passing was as peaceful as possible.

johnpowell's avatar

Just dug around and I have the DB dump from her blog. Trying to think of the best way to preserve it.

Eggie's avatar

Rest in peace@anartist.

Cruiser's avatar

Thanks @downtide…it is always a sad day when we lose a Jelly here especially really decent ones like @anartist

hearkat's avatar

So very sad. Rest In Peace, @anartist.

janbb's avatar

She was a bright, intelligent woman and a good member here. Very sad.

chyna's avatar

Thank you @downtide for letting us know. This is sad news. She was a bright star on Fluther. She will be missed.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Damn, I just visited her page yesterday, thinking I hadn’t seen her in a while. So sad.

gailcalled's avatar

She and I had some lively and funny private correspondence about her wonderful photos of Grand Central Station and the neighbohood during her recent trip to New York. What a shock to learn of her sudden death. I had just heard the news on Facebook, where many tributes to her are still up.

jca's avatar

@gailcalled: On FB, is she under her real name?

jca (36054points)“Great Answer” (1points)
gailcalled's avatar

Yes, There was a recent flurry of activity (that got shared) because her birthday was April 3, I think.

jca's avatar

I will look for her page on FB. Thanks, @gailcalled.

jca (36054points)“Great Answer” (1points)
Kardamom's avatar

Oh, what a shame. I enjoyed her posts, such a nice person too : (

@downtide, thanks for letting us know.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Alas, @anartist, au revoir.
It seems you were a burning star.
What comfort can we jellies find
When fate has proven so unkind?

May those whom you have left behind
Feel only fondness spring to mind
When raising glasses near or far
And toasting to you: “au revoir.”

gailcalled's avatar

(And we are hoping, faute de mieux
that we can also say ”adieu.”)

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Oh no, I DO hope she is resting somewhere better. Go well anartist.

jca's avatar

I see on FB a lot of people are asking what happened, since she was so young.

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dxs's avatar

Goodbye @anartist…a Jelly who will be missed!

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Berserker's avatar

RIP anartist, you will be missed.

flutherother's avatar

I am a little shocked to hear this news and sorry I won’t see the red soup can icon again.

augustlan's avatar

I’m so saddened by this news. She was relatively close to my location, and I always intended to meet her someday. RIP, anartist.

tedibear's avatar

Rest in peace, anartist. Go gently.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@anartist Thank you for making my avatar. You added the smiley face button and 4 leaf clover when i changed my name. So fitting.

Buttonstc's avatar

So surprised and sad to hear this news. She was such a terrific Jelly. Her presence will be much missed. R.I.P. @anartist.

Coloma's avatar

Oh wow, just wow.

BadWolf's avatar

My heart is deeply saddened at the news of Anne’s passing. She was a champion of homeless pets and she will be missed. Rainbow bridge must have been like a stampede when her beloved kitties joined her again.

May your art carry on Anne.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Godspeed @anartist.

Coloma's avatar

I was re-reading some of our old PMs. Sad, 66 is very young, does anyone know what happened? Heart attack?

Winter_Pariah's avatar

RIP anartist, miss ya.

Dog's avatar

“When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Dog (25142points)“Great Answer” (9points)
Coloma's avatar

A good friend of mine and fellow horsey person wants her ashes tied to her horses tail to be swished on down the trail.
The last trail ride. I’ll bring the hummus dip, french bread and wine. The saddle bags overfloweth.
Hi Ho Silver awaaaay!

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