Death of Frank Hettick
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  Fahad

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Posted: 2011-January-06 at 9:23pm | IP Logged Quote Fahad

Some of you may know of Frank Hettick. He was one of the people who helped kick start this place, and he even had a few tutorials in the tutorials section. Nevertheless, he was a great space artist (1952-2009) that received many awards, and he loved what he did. (Frank's web site: Sky High Gallery.) He was a great influence in the space art community at large, and he will continue to be for a very long time.

To me he was someone who I could look up to, as a friend and as a mentor. He introduced me into the IAAA, and inspired me to take my hobby more seriously.

This thursday morning he passed away in his sleep. He will definitely be remembered, and his memories will be cherished!


May He Rest In Peace,







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Posted: 2011-January-07 at 3:49am | IP Logged Quote Re(i)mbrandt

Hello, Fahad,

sad news.

He had his very own style. A big lost.


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Posted: 2011-January-07 at 4:05am | IP Logged Quote Augustus

He was clearly dedicated to his craft, and his passing is
a loss indeed. Very sad to hear this - so young, too!
Best wishes to his family.
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Posted: 2011-January-07 at 8:45am | IP Logged Quote JanL

I think that we all will miss him, he was an outstanding artist.  Jan

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Posted: 2011-January-07 at 3:55pm | IP Logged Quote regulus

What a tragedy, when i was first getting into space art (and a newcomer to this site) I remember seeing his art, and thinking wow.... I could do that. I'm glad at least to have been influenced by him


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Posted: 2011-January-12 at 6:42pm | IP Logged Quote space4man

Frank was a very cool, down to Earth person. I couldn't believe it when David called me last Thursday to give me the sad news.  Frank, Shirley, and I were supposed to get together last summer but missed one another as I was out of state when he was passing through to the east coast. Frank was a very well traveled person.  We didn't talk on the phone often - but when we did it'd turn into a marathon.

I'm going to miss him.




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