He would regularly blow my mind with his delightfully out of the box observations & insights. It would make made my brain literally hum-or crack-depending. A lovely thing to those open to it, and I imagine, most disconcerting to the un-initiated. Brother, friend, confidante and cosmic lover. Roy was THE most prolific creator I have ever met. Words are wholly inadequate to describe his unique character. A true artist. One of the most amazing that I have ever known. The shit.
He is the reason I became an art model.
We get very few 2nd chances in life, and over the past couple of years with him I was given several. We celebrated his sobriety, argued, made amends, acted as creative co-conspirators, and were just digging deep into a intimate bond that spanned almost 20 years. I feel I had much left to learn from this man-but apparently his body had other plans. He passed away from a heart attack on January 18th, 2012.
Buddhists are pragmatic about death. (I have not learned this skill) This loss feels unbearable. For a good part of 20 years his voice has been at the other end of my telephone line. What will I do with the silence?
RIP Roy Lambert.
You are one f*cking bad ass human. Please don’t come back*
UPDATE: January 22, 2012
My friend Roy was a creative genius, but unfortunately not a wealthy man. There have been unexpected expenses involved in his passing. His eldest son, a college student-also a friend of mine-is now in charge of his estate in need of financial assistance to set his affairs properly in order. (We are trying to pay back rent, as well as make funeral arrangements)
If anyone would like to donate (even a few dollars) just because you are willing or able, it will be greatly appreciated. Jubal’s paypal account is email@example.com Thank you <3 in advance, and feel free to contact me personally should you have questions or concerns. I will be assisting him in Mt Shasta later this week. You may also send money to my paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org (earmarked for Roy) and I will make sure it gets to Jubal.