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Elizabeth Hardwick-Smith died in a road accident in Mexico on June 6 2011.
She is sorely and deeply missed by her family and friends. Even though we know the circumstances of her death, it remains a mystery. She was on the other side of the world but she was very present to us in her blog, her emails and phone calls. As far as we could see, she was having the time of her life (literally, it turns out). Lizzie was experiencing new pleasures - she had recently developed a passion for surfing - uncovering new layers of herself. A tumultuous (sparks flew!) liaison with a cowboy called, yes, Rusty in the Texan desert. One got the impression that she was doing the things that she had dreamed of for years.
Then the blog suddenly ceased. The inbox was empty. The phone was silent. We were left grieving and trying to conceive how this could possibly have happened to such a vital, charismatic and galvanic young woman.
On June 6th 2012, at Black Asterisk gallery in Ponsonby Road,