Marilyn Zhou and Danny Tang, husband and wife owners of Beijing Sunrise, Vari-Lite distributor in China, were involved in a serious automobile accident in December. Marilyn did not survive the crash, and Danny immediately underwent surgery and is still recovering. Marilyn came from the theatrical lighting industry, while Danny has an architectural background. They were married in December of 2002 and have a one-year-old daughter, Dian Dian.

Robin DuCrest, founder and president of Special FX Lighting, Inc. passed away in December. He was responsible for a number of important developments in color for lighting. His work can be seen worldwide illuminating buildings, bridges, theme parks, museums, and monuments, and he started Special FX Lighting in 1984. A memorial celebration was held Friday, December 17, in Springdale, UT. For those who wish to honor DuCrest's life, donations may be made to any charity of your choice, or to the following charity in his name: Deprung Loesling Educational Fund, 2092 Vista Dale Court, Atlanta,GA 30084.