Derek Paws

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Derek Paws (August 2, 1988 - September 7, 2010)[1] was a Texan furry artist and fursuiter.

Derek's fursona was a male husky, and he described himself as "a Texas Longboard Husky".[2] Derek's fursuit was constructed by Silveryote of Furantic Costumes.[3][4] Derek also designed a secondary concept character named Ace.[5] Once it was decided to create Ace, he choose Sophie Cabra of Surf Cat Costumes to build the head. [6] Ace was later sold to Wulfsige on 3/31/2010 and was given the name Teekon.[7]

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[edit] History

Born in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.,[8] Derek later lived in Houston, where he was studying computer animation.[9]

[edit] Death

On the morning of September 6, 2010, Derek Paws was involved in a car accident whilst driving home from Brownsville - where he had been visiting his mother - to his home in Houston.[10][11] Placed in intensive care, he died early the next day, September 7, at 12:04 a.m. Central Standard Time (age 22).[12]

[edit] References

  1. "Birthday and other things" - posting by Derek Paws on his LiveJournal. Dated August 1, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  2. Derek Paws' profile on LiveJournal. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  3. "Derek Paws Husky WIP" - posting by Silveryote on the   fursuit LiveJournal community. Dated January 24, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  4. "Derek Paws" - posting by Silveryote on furaffinity. Retrieved September 10, 2010
  5. Ace Concept art - by DerekPaws on furaffinity. Retrieved September 10, 2010
  6. "Update and New fursuit Head" - posting by Derek Paws, on his LiveJournal. Dated January 6, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  7. "Introducing the newest member of the family" - posting by Wulfsige, on his secondary, public LiveJournal. Dated April 19, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2010
  8. Derek Paws' Artist Profile on Fur Affinity. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  9. Derek Paws' profile on Twitter. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  10. "I'm worried(bad news) of DerekPaws :( " - posting by Samara Lab, on her Fur Affinity journal. Dated September 6, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  11. Derek Paws' tweets on Twitter. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  12. "A moment of Silence..............(derekpaws)" - posting by Samara Lab, on her Fur Affinity journal. Dated September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010

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