Jim Lewis Passed Away
The American dressage world was rocked on Thursday 17 May 2012 by word that Jim Lewis, the husband of FEI 5* Judge Linda Zang passed away yesterday of a massive heart attack. In spite of all efforts to save him, he died in surgery.
Always with a kind and smiling face at Dressage shows where he often accompanied his wife Linda and their two corgis Clarke and Vivian, Jim a thoroughbred breeder and owner was a horseman who knew both worlds well. It was always a nicer time at a show or an event when Jim was there.
His kind and gentle demeanor and respect for the dressage world and his wife’s work were always a highlight for at the shows we attended. Our hearts, prayers and hugs go out to Linda and Jim’s family in their time of loss and sorrow.
Jim was the kindest and most generous man I have ever had the privilege to know and call a true friend.His support to us all over the years will forever be appreciated, and never forgotten. This special man had an incredible skill of being able to turn even gloomy days into sunshine, and always the negative into positive.
Jim was always charming and interesting to talk to. He had a love for horse racing but what I admired more was that he was constantly finding new ways to be creative, whether delving into politics or acting. I could so relate to Jim’s desire to reinvent and find new and fun ways to express himself. But equally important was that Jim was thrilled to accompany Linda around the world as her “First Man” while she officiated at the top international Dressage competitions and championships. Best of all, it was obvious that Jim was Linda’s greatest fan and best friend.
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