Artist Ed Schembri passes away

Photo credit: Mark Warner / Facebook

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The culture sector in Malta is under shock today after the news that artist Ed Schembri had passed away at the age of 45.

On Facebook, floods of tribute have been pouring in from friends and fellow artists alike.

Founder of ALS Malta Bjorn Formosa said, “Strieh fis-sliem Ed. Bla kliem habib. You are truly one of the greatest artists, the island has experienced. You will be missed.” Schembri had often given the proceeds of his artworks to the voluntary organisation.

Artist James Vella Clark said, “When someone I know, passes away, it’s already painful. But when a fellow artist just departs, it somehow feels worse. The wrenching tears through the invisible sinews that tie us together through shared sensibilities. I shall miss you Ed Schembri but I will keep remembering your “Aw Bro x’minnek” whenever we used to bump into each other in South Street. Heaven is more colourful today. Rest in Peace bello.”

Ed Schembri / Facebook

Model Romina Camileri said, “I’m shocked… we just lost an incredible artist…I’m speechless Ed….. RIP my friend fly high you will surely be missed!”

Television personality Peter Carbonaro said, “Till we meet again dear Ed Schembri A true artist and a gentleman. Used to love our conversations about art and everything. Your masterpieces will live forever.”