Friend Honors Virtual World Pioneer's Dying Request for Her Character to Live On as a Twitter Avatar
Vivian "Osprey Therian" Kendall died recently, I'm very sorry to say, lost after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis and cancer. Known and loved by many in Second Life (she was an avid and very talented content creator there for nearly a decade) her friend and fellow SLer Justin Esparza has created an online memorial to Vivian here.
But that's only the start to Vivian's legacy online, because here's the thing: "Vivian wanted her avatar, Osprey Therian, to continue on as a fictional character in stories and interactive experiences in virtual worlds," as Esparza explains. "Plans are in motion to fulfill her wishes... Osprey’s Second Life profile will be updated to reflect Vivian’s passing and the avatar changes. A new Twitter account has been created for the now fictional Osprey Therian character." Follow Osprey as she wanted to live on, as @ospreytherian.
Some more from Esparza before you go: "She was fiercely independent and managed to live by herself, with the support of many caring and supportive friends, in her little home by a little lake in the middle of a big forest in Washington State." Hope her spirit can live on almost as strongly, now embodied by her online friends who knew her most.
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