Porter Robinson is taking a moment today to remember an artist dear to his heart, Qing Han aka Qinni.
In December 2019, Qinni informed her followers in a post on social media that she’d been diagnosed with stage IV cancer. Her doctors were expecting her to live for a modest amount of time — a year, to a year and a half — but her time was cut much shorter.
So…I have stage 4 Fibrosis Sarcoma cancer…..Doctor says I have about a year, year and a half left, so …I’m not really sure what to say tbh. I’ve been cracking jokes on twitter but, well, tbh I’m pretty stressed haha… though, I’m already pretty nihilistic so I really just need to get over my mortality haha…easier said than done tho xD. Uhh….well, I guess I don’t have to worry about recycling anymore, my emission’s about to get cut real short lmao. Still gotta crack jokes or it’s just sad man lol
The self-proclaimed “professional doodler” had been posting updates regularly and in good spirits — so when she fell silent her friends, fans and fellow artists grew worried.
Soon enough, the sad news began circulating…
I'll be away for some time while I sort through my emotions. I love you, qing… I'll miss you. Rest in paradise.
— Seage (@Seageart) February 10, 2020
I'm sorry everyone. After what @Seageart said and I went to check and indeed, @QinniArt brother confirmed that she passed away suddenly. I am so so so sorry. This breaks my heart. She is so strong. She gave me hope.
May she found peace and no more pain.
— kiDChan @ I need to buy a house (@cyanparade) February 10, 2020
Scrolling through Twitter today, there’s an outpouring of love and appreciation for Qinni’s work. Some are longtime fans and others just discovered her recently — but all have been truly inspired.
Read Porter’s comment below and see more of Qinni’s incredible drawings here.
May she live on through her art… RIP.
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) February 10, 2020
Photo via @qinniart