I had already seen it during my last visit in Duisburg’s Emscherhalle, that little side note „R.I.P. FANZ“ next to a piece of graffit, but the bad news wouldn’t get into my head. Not long ago, in January, FANZ & CHEZ (GBS) had left their Buisiness card there.
My next visit was HoF Auf der Donau and there that little note R.I.P. FANZ caught me up again mercilessly. In Gelsenkirchen’s graffiti community and far beyond this circle, FANZ and his unique style was a constant factor. I didn’t know him personally, but I have come across a number of his pieces in the course of the time; he has given joy. I don’t know what happened; this is a terrible loss for his family and friends. I feel for them.
R.I.P. FANZ GBS GOODBOYS