RIP Lloyd Fonvielle 1950-2015

Blowhard, Esq. writes:


Lloyd Fonvielle — writer, artist, friend to many of us here, our fifth Beatle — died earlier this week at his home in Las Vegas. His creativity, humor, intelligence, and generosity will be deeply missed.

I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, From henceforth blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: Even so, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labours.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.

— The Book of Common Prayer

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17 Responses to RIP Lloyd Fonvielle 1950-2015

  1. Enrico says:

    What sad and shocking news. I only discovered his writing and blog in the last year, but found him a truly original thinker and sincere personality.

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  2. PSB says:

    To quote his favorite songwriter, tell me that this isn’t true. I am devastated to see this news.

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  3. Toddy Cat says:

    May God’s eternal light shine upon him.

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  4. Callowman says:

    Excellent, Blowhard, Esq. The perfect quotation. And farewell, Lloyd.

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  5. Meinhard J. Jensen says:

    Oh no. What? This is so sad. Never met him, but have read him for a decade and a half now. We also communicated. He’s much older than me, but there are so many things that he would write about that I would be interested in, and most of the time, I liked his take on things. Agreeing and that type of thing have never been an issue. It’s just that a lot of the time, he would say things that I’d like to read because it meant something to me and no one else was saying it. This is so sad. – He certainly knew how to celebrate his family. My condolences to them!

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  6. Bill Bowman says:

    He died in the saddle, at his desk writing, I suspect with a perfect Manhattan at his side.
    Lloyd was ready for his journey.
    Go to Amazon for the books and short stories and let’s keep his blog alive.

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  8. Old, dear friend Lloyd. You enlightened and indulged us all for so many years. Going to miss your intelligence and sweet wit and fierce convictions. You live on in our hearts. XXXM

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  9. Cyrus says:

    What a damn shame. He was an excellent writer and original thinker. He’ll be sorely missed.

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  11. Laura Leivick says:

    I remember going to a Dylan concert with Lloyd at Jones Beach. It was in July 2000, which I know because he wrote it up for his blog. The place was an open-air amphitheatre; it rained and we got drenched, the show was killer, and it was the best time I ever had at a Dylan concert. I’ll always miss Lloyd, you bet. Hadn’t seen him in years but had an absorbing, contentious, generally respectful email correspondence going on and checked the blog a lot; still do, in fact. He put me in mind of a line in Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”: “[I]n my country it is understood that a man may love God. It is not a dirty joke.” –Laura Leivick

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  12. Paul Zahl says:

    Dear Laura,
    I think that is a BRILLIANT association of Lloyd with the Hemingway line.
    It is completely true to a big part of him.
    Thank you for it.
    Paul Zahl

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    • Laura Leivick says:

      Dear Paul, In your remarks at Lloyd’s memorial service, you said “[Lloyd] and I talked on the phone about faith and God and the person he called ‘Rabbi Jeshua bar Joseph’ only three days before he died.”
      In case your friends don’t understand the reference, I offer this, from the introduction to William E. Phipps’s “The Wisdom & Wit of Rabbi Jesus.” In a touching reference in Jaroslav Pelikan to Chagall’s depiction of the crucified Jesus wearing “not a nondescript loincloth but the tallith of a devout and observant rabbi,” Phipps writes: “The historian wistfully wonders if anti-Semitic pogroms would have arisen if the people who belong to Jesus had remembered the people to whom he belonged.” And he refers to Jesus as “Rabbi Jeshua bar Joseph, Rabbi Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of David.” Adios for now from Laura Leivick

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