Monday, February 15, 2010

Bill Ross

Photograph of Bill Ross by Willie Baronet.

I learned this weekend that Nashville artist Bill Ross ended his life last week. I knew Bill from his time in Dallas in the early 1980s, but I had lost contact since his move to Tennessee. We reconnected through the miracle of Facebook last year. There was no clue in his posts there that such a deep despair was affecting him in such a profound way. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Bill brought freshness and wit to the classic cartoon style. He was very generous in his comments on this blog and elsewhere. I hope his close friends and family can find some peace and understanding in such a sad and tragic situation.

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