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James Rizzi

James Rizzi (Associated Press/Thomas Lohne)
James Rizzi (Associated Press/Thomas Lohne)

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April 14, 2012 "We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We met James once at an Art Showing in Safety Harbor, FL along with his sister, Roberta and you his mother and father. He was so kind to us when we introduced ourselves as his 2nd cousins. You are in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy." - David & Sandra Rizzi (Tampa, FL)
March 25, 2012 "To his Mom and Chickie this is Pamela. I can say to this day, Jimmy was and will remain forever, as one of the great loves of My life...a best friend, and very special person -as brilliant man. I believe his true mission in life was to make people smile -and he left that for everyone and the future in his Art. So please don't cry..think of Jimmy and smile..he would have wanted you to.
My heart felt and deepest sympathies." - Baybi Day (NYC, NY)
January 08, 2012 "To the Rizzi family:

We too have the honor of having a collection of James' work, two of which he generously signed for us at a gallery in Dallas. Please know that everyone who sees any of his work will always smile. What a gift to leave the world! May love bring you comfort and time bring you peace." - Lynn and Don First (Plano, TX)
January 04, 2012 "thank you james for the art inspiration you gave, and will be giving for many many generations to come also. hans from" - hans hazes (amsterdam, NY)
January 03, 2012 "To my good friend, Roberta (Chickie)Rizi and her family:

My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. I wish there were words to ease your pain, but only God can heal your hearts. I pray that he is with all of you during this hard time. As for the rest of the world, James left behind so much artwork that he will live with us forever. Im so honored to have a small piece of his legacy hanging in my home. May he rest peace. He is going to be greatly missed by many. If you need anything, even a shoulder to cry upon, please call me.

My love and condolences,
Lori" - Lori Chezem (St Cloud, FL)
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BERLIN (AP) — James Rizzi, a New York-born and based pop artist best known for his playful and childlike three-dimensional sculptures, has died. He...
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