Norm Loveletters death, obituary: Beloved Norm, owner and artist at Will Rise Tattoo Studio in Los Angeles died October 11, 2019.
Norm’s cause of death is not public at this time out of respect for him, his family and friends.
But we can say Norm death was sudden. He was last active on social two days ago when he shared this post on his Instagram page @NormLoveLetters announcing he was making an appearance in Miami, Los Angeles and Los Cabos between the 11th to 28th of October, 2019:
Miami 11-13 @getinkedmiami
Los Angeles 15-24 @loveletters_tattoo
Los Cabos , Mexico 25-28
@loscabostattoofest 😎😎DM me
Just four days ago, he shared another post thanking everyone for making his trip almost around the world a success.
Almost back from around the world. Wanna thank everyone for making this an amazing trip.
News that he has passed away is crushing.
Norm Loveletters death, obituary: Norm Will Rise Tattoo Studio tributes
His sudden death has sent crippling shock waves through the graffiti and tattoo world. Hundreds of tributes have flooded social media and each described how humble, thoughtful, and impactful Norm was.
Please say a prayer for his mother, brother and family as you read the tributes below:
- From Tokyohiro:
I am living in this world pretty long. But, still can’t get used to hear people’s death. & never will.
once you are born into this world, you will leave this world some day some how.
But, you don’t know when.
So, I promised myself when I lost my dear friend long time ago. I wanna enjoy much as I can and live with No regrets.
Unfortunately My friend @normloveletters left us. Very sad day.
But, he left his mark on us. Created a profound impact on my life and beyond.
Thank you for my Tokyo Pride 03 tattoo when we traveled together back in the day.
This tattoo means a lot to me.
Much love & respect always.
Please respect him, his family and friends at this time by NOT asking “what happened”.
- From Musink Tattoo Festival:
RIP to our good friend @normloveletters. Gone too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Norm’s friends and family. You left your mark on all of us.
- From Ivan Parrales:
I can’t believe norm passed away. During my graffiti years he was always someone to look up to. Not only that but one of the top guys in tattoo lettering. I still can’t believe this.
- From lindelle_lokahistudios
I just found out that @normloveletters passed away today. He was a big influence in my life when I first started tattooing. I grew up in Hawaii. Intrigued by graffiti art and tattoos. I naturally gravitated towards his style and hustle. You will be missed.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.