Noah Wilson was a Black 19 year old Chicagoan, Kenwood Alum, currently attaining his BFA Degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a focus on Comics, Animation (Instagram: @loadedspinach) and Sound (Instagram: @s.h.ymusic)
As a community we are deeply saddened by the news of Noah's Passing on August 26th, 2020. Noah was not only a friend but a coworker, a mentor, a guide, an artist, a genuine soul, and fellow community member with a huge heart full of passion.
As one could imagine, this is an extremely intense time for Noah's mom and family, as they grieve.
The last thing we want his mother to have to worry about are expenses amongst the residual layers.
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All funds will be directly dispersed directly to Noah Wilson's mother Desirie McKay.
A statement from Noah's principal:
Dear SAIC Community,
Tragically, we have lost a member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) family, Noah Wilson, who passed away last night. This is heartbreaking, and we grieve with Noah's family, classmates, friends, and everyone who knew him.
A sophomore pursuing his BFA, Noah grew up in Chicago taking classes in SAIC's youth programs. He was a gifted artist and academic, having been selected for Chicago's 2018 Rising Star honors. He developed a love for drawing at an early age and contributed work for murals at the Pilsen Library and DuSable Museum of African American History. Noah was also the recipient of the Walter and Shirley Massey Chicago Scholarship. Praised by his faculty for his intelligence, focus, creativity, and ingenuity, his family described him as a loving son and someone who was loved by everyone who met him. He had a passion for animation and music, and he released his first album earlier this year.
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