Monday, March 11, 2024

Sylys Sable (Sylys Weezles) Has Died.

Some sad news for the Angels community, the Happy Vixen, and a number of other clubs. Sylys Sable (account name Sylys Weezles), has passed away. He died in late February of liver cancer. 

Sylys came to Second Life in May 2008.  His profile listed his main appearance as an anthro pine martin, but had multiple avatars, "sometimes I'm a phoenix, sometimes I'm a gryphon." He appeared at the Happy Vixen a number of times, standing out in his avian avatars. He described himself as a "club hopper," and was in the groups of a number of others, such as Club Furzona and The Ark. 

In real life, he was Mark Merlino. His wikifur entry describes him as a founding member of the furry fandom, cofounder of one of the first furry cons, Confurence, in 1989. In early February this year, during a hospital exam it was discovered he had Stage Four liver cancer. He died a few weeks later. He was 71 years old. 
Sylys had a Flickr page , and was known on Furaffinity as Sysable

Rest in peace,

Bixyl Shuftan

Addition: A recording was done of a memorial service to Sylys (click here)

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