memorials and tributes to celebrities we’ve lost

Remembering Diana Through 40 Formal Portraits 20 Years Later

It’s surprisingly hard to write this post even though it’s been 20 years since the passing of the woman I first knew as Lady Di, then as The Princess of Wales and now and forevermore as The People’s Princess. I still well up with tears when looking at photos of the late Princess. But here, on the the 20 anniversary of her tragic passing, are several formal portraits of her taken by some of the world’s most renowned photographers including Terence Donovan, David Bailey, Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier. (more…)

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Sam Shepard Was The Right Stuff In So Many Ways (Tons of great photos)

remembering sam shepard
photo by Larry Busacca, 2014

He was cool. He was smart. He was sexy. He was Sam Shepard, a brilliant playwright, talented actor and all around badass who he lost his life to ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, yesterday at the age of 73. We take a look back at his impressive career, life, loves and accomplishments. (more…)

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The Legacy Of Legendary Pop Artist James Rosenquist

Writing these last minute posts because of the passing of someone is never fun. Especially when you know that their absence is likely to change the world as we know it. Such is the case with our losing legendary Pop artist James Rosenquist yesterday. He may not be as well known as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, but he work was instrumental in forming the genre. (more…)

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Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal
photo by Kevin Nance Photography

Amy Krouse Rosenthal passed away on March 13, 2017. So much more than an author, a mother or a wife. More than a copywriter, a creative soul, a generous friend. Amy was beautiful, brave and filled with wisdom beyond her 51 years. She leaves behind a treasure trove of her creativity and insight: books, articles, photos, projects, videos and more. Here are just a few of my favorites. (more…)

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