According to an update from his gofundme page: "It is with a heavy heart that I share with all of you, on Friday, October 26th, 2018 this beautiful HAWK flew away peacefully from his home in CA to his next destination. George Milton Hawkins Jr. born 8/17/1951 in Ventura, CA. a distinguished force of nature, whose light shined abundantly, whose generous nature filled hearts, whose infectious spirit brought joy & endless laughter, whose love for life, family, friends, fun, food and world travels nourished his soul which propelled his intrinsic masterful artistic treasures that will continue to inspire & fulfill us for lifetimes. Thank You GOOD people for the immeasurable love, support, well wishes & contributions in the last year. You made a difference....to “thee difference”. Eternal Peace & Love to ALL! Marlén xo"