We just received word from a TAG member:
It is with a very heavy heart that we regretfully inform friends and colleagues of the passing of Kevyn Wallace.
On September 14th, at 3am, Kevyn succumbed to the injuries he sustained after being hit by a drunk driver on August 9th, 2011.
Kevyn was 48.
Kevyn was an accomplished Feature Animation Layout Artist having quietly spent much of his formidable career at Disney, Universal and Film Roman. At the time of his death, he was working on his own documentary chronicling the history of African-American Artists in Animation and their invaluable contributions to the industry.
Kevyn's family would like to extend their gratitude for all of the love, the well-wishes, the cards and the positive thoughts sent to Kevyn - and to them - during this very difficult time.
We cordially invite you to join us in honoring Kevyn on his birthday...
A Life Celebration of Kevyn Wallace
Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7pm
Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103-1999
We also understand that donations to the LAC+USC Burn Center would be welcome in lieu of flowers...
We are also planning a fundraiser/art auction as a gift from our community to Kevyn's family, to help with costs incurred ...
(Please continue to check back for further updates...)
Going through studios like I do, I was used to seeing Kevyn in office and cubicle, working on this feature and that. He was always cheerful, always upbeat.
Forty-eight is way too young to leave the Parade, but none of us know when the band will stop playing and our time will arrive to move on. Here's to you, Mr. Wallace.
(Cartoon Brew also put up a notice of Kevyn's death)