December 4, 2009

In Memory of Henry Liu

On the behalf of Talking Eyes Media, it is with great sadness that we announce the death of 2009 Purpose Prize winner Henry Liu, who was killed in a car accident Tuesday.

TEM got to know Henry during the filming of his Purpose Prize video in August 2009. He was not only an extraordinary person, dedicated to changing the world through his "green" inventions, but Henry was also an especially kind and friendly man. Although I didn't have the chance to meet Henry in person, I was lucky enough to experience his warm and jovial personality through the phone.

Henry's love and passion for his work and "encore" career was as clear as day. During his interview, Henry said that he wouldn't be done working until the last day of his life....and, by the big smile on his face when he said this, anybody can tell that Henry not only meant it but that he would have no regrets about it as well.

Talking Eyes Media extends our deepest condolences to Professor Liu's family and colleagues.