Yes, I'm afraid Gigi is dead. About two years ago. She was living in New Mexico at the time with her partner. I had called her to ask if she might send me a bio. She said she would, but I never heard from her again. I think it was a grand-daughter who gave me the news by email of her passing. I own a beautiful painting by her of a young boy with a wise face holding a kite string in a field. Many have commented on the boy's expression. The painting is oil on canvas, about 3x3.