"Gone But Not Forgotten," in which
several of Kevin's colleagues--Michael Hurst, Joel Tobeck, Kevin
Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Oliver Driver, Zoe Bell--write about him on
the fifth anniversary of his death.
"I think of Kev often, I remember his sage words about
singing: Sometimes you are so good and it's so easy, it's
not real . . . just a trick.
He never appeared to take himself too seriously, though
I think deep down he knew he was capable of far greater
achievements than publicly known. His friends and
colleagues knew it and we were shocked when his life was cut
short. I feel he was recalled from active duty somehow.
I hope his sons will always feel their dad's presence in
their life and Sue will always feel his support. Boy, it
can't be easy.
The Kevin Smith Trust is a way that Kevin's friends and
fans can express to his family how much he gave to them.
We are really proud and grateful to all those who have
contributed over the years.
Good work, Kev.
Onset Industries, which produces work clothing for the
NZ film industry, is offering a Lion Park t-shirt for sale with
proceeds going to the Kevin Smith Trust. Beneath the Lion
Park logo it says:
"1963 - Kevin Smith - 2002
A Father an Actor and a Friend"
Lion Park was used for much of the location shooting on
Hercules and Xena.
The t-shirt is for sale on the Onset Industries website,
Michael Hurst's tribute to Kevin can be read on
www.michaelhurstnow.com, along with a picture of
Michael wearing the shirt (the picture is also on the Onset
many thanks to Sue for the news