Alex Colville, RIP

Famous Canadian artist Alex Colville died on Tuesday at his home in Wolfville, N.S. He was 92. According to his oldest son, Graham Colville, he was suffering from a heart condition. He told the CBC that his father was in a “reasonable good state immediately before he died.” Graham also said, “He managed to maintain a high quality of life including reading and conversation and so on until really a few days of the end. As recently as Friday at noontime, he was lying in bed and he said to me when I came into the room, ‘It seems that everyone around here is worried about my condition, but I really feel quite well.’ That was really the last conversation I had with him and we shook hands.” Watch him describe some of his more famous paintings in 1967 in the clip above. Click here to read more about Colville.