July 28, 2012 – this is the day when Sweet n Pantyhose passed away due to colon cancer that she was courageously fighting.
Perhaps I’ve never had a chance to meet this wonderful woman in person, but it doesn’t mean that she hasn’t affected my life, the same way she as affected lives of many.
Just recently on my Hawaiian vacation I put on a swimsuit over shiny pantyhose to take some sexy leg photos like she used to do. Right away I thought about her, that style of modeling is something that I associate with Sweet. Sunny beach, waves, and her cheerful smile and legs in shiny hosiery was a common scene in her modeling portfolio.
I would like to offer my condolences to Outlaw, her loving husband. We miss her so much. She became a legend for all her work and influence in the hosiery community.
Previous Posts on the Topic:
Tribute to Sweet by Aton Arts
Sweet n Pantyhose Passes Away
I would like to encourage people to visit Sweet’s memorial Facebook page. Her husband, Outlaw, runs it now. The borders of this blog will be in black for this week in order to express my sorrow.
Even though this is obviously not related to the theme of my blog, most of our visitors are from United States. I will never forget that day. It affected people all over the world.
It happened that I was actually in NYC one week before this tragedy and I went to see those Twin Towers. I went up to the top and watched the city from above. A week later those towers were gone. I still had those paper tickets in my purse.
One of my distant relatives who lived in NYC before has lost her mother in this tragedy. I think that for residents of United States we all know someone who lost a dear one in 9/11.
At the time of the tragedy I was in Toronto, still in high school. Nobody could concentrate on studying or teaching. We were all shocked. People were getting out of downtown as fast as possible just in case our tall buildings were on the schedule next.
I’d like to say to our American readers that my heart is with you.
I am very sad to hear these news and I looked over her work with a teary eye. Of course, I didn’t know her personally, but with this lady being so open about her joys and struggles, I think that all of us feel as if we did.
Sweet and her husband Outlaw were running a pantyhose blog, in some ways similar to mine. They even organized pantyhose parties and many of their fans had a chance to meet them in person.
Facebook Page with this info is here: https://www.facebook.com/Stage4ColonCancer#
In 2010 Sweet was diagnosed with colon cancer that spread to the liver. She went for chemotherapy treatment and surgery at the Viera hospital. On July 28, 2012 Sweet passed away surrounded by her family. Memorial Service for Sweet (Sharri Kimberley) was held on August 25, 2012 in Rockledge, Florida. Another point that moves to tears – she asked not to spend money on flowers, but to donate it to your local Woman’s Abuse Shelter.
Outlaw, please accept my condolences, even though there is no way for me to even imagine the pain you are going through. This pain is shared by many, as it is probably impossible to find a person who hasn’t ever lost someone to cancer.
Websites by Sweet n Pantyhose and Outlaw: