Sad news for the local art world today, as we learn local artist, Chili Thom has died.

Thom spent 20 years in the corridor and recently moved to Montana to explore the region and access better healthcare to fight cancer.

It was announced on social media that he lost his battle yesterday, surrounded by his wife, family and several close friends.

It was revealed just this week that he would have his own art show at the Audain Art Museum in whistler.

Details will be released when they are finalized but the show will take place in the upstairs special exhibit gallery of the Audain Art Museum in June of next year.

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