Love, death and art. A friend remembers a powerful artist whose life was more than he could bear.
Hanno Ahrens was a larger-than-life figure to all who knew him. An artist. A sculptor with a big heart and big passions. A vibrant, creative, great furnace of a man. Not an easy man, in New York or in the California desert he loved. This spring, Hanno Ahrens took his own life. Shattered everyone around him, including his best friend – who happens to be one of my childhood best friends. This hour On Point, Hanno Ahrens’ story, and how we deal when a great friend says “no more.” — Tom Ashbrook
John Sherman, jazz musician and professional carpenter. Owner of ZZZ Carpentry in New York City. Childhood friend of host Tom Ashbrook.
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This program aired on August 4, 2016.