News has been circling the globe that unforgettable mezzo-soprano Elender Wall has died on Tuesday, November 14, after a fast and furious battle with cancer. She was a musician, a physicist, a belly dancer, a writer and much more. Born on Valentine’s Day, this woman was a vibrant beacon of light and love for those who encountered her.
Elender was one of our early Listers, hailing originally from San Francisco, but lived in Los Angeles from 1997 to 2011, when she moved to Berlin and grew to love that city so well. The news is reported on Slipped Disc, and her Facebook page is an active and ongoing tribute to the many, many lives she has touched with her warmth, talent and irrepressible spirit. As one California friend puts it,
Elender is my new verb for living life with joy, love, compassion, passion and positive good energy.
A memorial gathering is planned for Saturday afternoon, November 19, 3pm, at her home in Berlin — see Facebook for details.
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