The Simpsons and Coping with Loss: Ellsworth, Lemmy, Meadowlark

As 2015 draws to a close, we’re thinking of legends of the arts and entertainment who’ve just passed away, and so are the residents of Springfield.

On Sunday December 27th Abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly died. Lisa was feeling a faded shade of blue and convinced her dad to take her to the art museum. Homer, thinking of his own brush with creative expression, found himself equally touched, and the pair had a wonderful afternoon exploring abstraction and color.

If they go long enough, they'll find their own shade of skin!

Spectrum V, 1969

On the same day, The Harlem Globtrotters’ basketball legend Meadowlark Lemon passed away at age 83. Even though he wouldn’t admit it, Krusty felt a brief twinge of sadness knowing one of the best physical comedians of the last century was gone.

I thought The Generals were due!

The Clown Prince of Basketball

And Monday, Otto learned he’d outlived GodRock legend Lemmy, founder of the band Motorhead, who had outrun diabetes, heart arrhythmia, hematoma, and having a defibrillator implanted, succumbed to cancer. Otto cranked up his record player, stacked up Hawkwind LPs, and spent the day, night, and next morning … and afternoon jamming out to some of the best space rock and metal from the 1970s and 80s.

Lemmy & Otto

Oh wow, Lemmy didn’t waste life, he burned
like a bottle of whisky with cigaret dropped in.

Lemmy never stopped performing and touring, earlier this year he prophesied that he’d die on stage. Bart was pretty upset too…

*bottle breaks*

We all mourn in our own way.


Here’s to 2016, and legends living forever in our memories.

About OneWordLong

I'm a storytelling artist and writer. I make collage, transmedia art projects, write essays and cultural analysis. In addition to I also co-curate
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