Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tragedy in RHE

A tragic death occured on a quiet street in Rolling Hills Estates, where a prominant LA lawyer, Mr. Jeffrey Tidus, was found shot by his home on Monday evening and died Tuesday morning. The police are still trying to determine what happened. I am, and I'm sure the whole community is, stunned and saddened by this news.
The news reports that Mr. Tidus was a marathon runner. As a tribute to him and with deep condolences to his family, I am posting this sculpture of a runner. The artwork was created by Mr. Derby L. Ulloa's (Florida artist and art instructor) and it resides in front of the Hyatt hotel in downtown Jacksonville, Florida on the Northbank Riverwalk.

13 comments:

B SQUARED said...

We are always left with the question,Why?

Lois said...

That is so sad, especially at this time of year.

Paula said...

Not very long ago a young Navy girl was murdered here while she was out running - and no one knows why. I have to wonder if these kinds of shootings aren't random gang initiations? In any case, it's just heartbreaking but you've created a lovely tribute, Tash.

Cezar and Léia said...

So sorry about this sad event.All our prayers for his family and thanks for this beautiful post and tribute.
God bless you
Léia

altadenahiker said...

It was shocking. I read a little about Mr. Tidus yesterday, and he was a lawyer who also took on much pro bono work.

I agree with Paula. The photo is a lovely and heartbreaking tribute.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I like the way you think. I'd describe the photo as haunting; that little bit of light on his eye along with the moon.

Tanya said...

So sad...beautiful tribute Tash...

roentarre said...

Wow, you really got a great perspective there!

Antjas said...

It almost sounds like something out of a Raymond Chandler novel. So sorry. Your photo and tribute are fitting.
A work acquaintance of mine took his own life this week in L.A. You can't help but feel for their families this time of year.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very sad at any time of year, but especially now. It will always be a sad reminder for his family every year at Christmastime. Very nice tribute. All one can hope is that the killer is found and brought to justice.

Lori Lynn said...

Very sad. I am going to turn on the news to see if there are any updates. Condolences to the family.

Your photo is amazing.
LL

Bibi said...

Your photo is stunning, and has for sure touched many a heart.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

This is a sad news and your tribute is great. The photo gives the idea about your feelings