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December 2013



Acclaimed Philly artist dies

Written by , Posted in Arts & Entertainment

On Thursday, Dec. 26, Philadelphia artist and Lower Merion school teacher Todd Marrone passed away unexpectedly at the age of 39.

Known for his pop-art style, his murals can be seen throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Marrone was also a well loved art teacher for Welsh Valley Middle School. Chris Hall, principal for Welsh Valley, released a statement that school officials will help students process the lost within the upcoming weeks.

He leaves behind his wife Heather and two children.

Marrone last tweeted on Dec. 23, “Get that figgy pudding away from me.”