Some of you may know this already but Brazilian artist Al Rio was confirmed dead on 30th January 2011. The cause of death was apparent suicide by hanging. You may ask why I am writing this well here goes. He was a great artist like many coming out of Brazil at the moment. I was lucky enough to have a commission from him done recently, I also own some cover art from Myths and Legends by Zenescope. I did not know him personally and some day I wanted to meet him to thank him, alas this day will never come. His untimely death to me was very unexpected, I had been talking to his agent Terry and all seemed well. He will be greatly missed by his fans and also the art world. RIP Al Rio my thoughts are with you and the family.