Charlie Lyons Obituary, Death Cause – We at Sesame Access are saddened to share the news that Charlie Lyons has died away. It is with a heavy heart that we do so (founder of Sesame Access and the inventor of the Sesame Lift). Charlie was unlucky enough to have a stroke, and he went away on February 26th, 2023, with his family by his side. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Charlie for developing a design that has made the lives of a great number of people who use wheelchairs easier by allowing them to enter buildings that were not accessible to them in the past. Charlie’s design allows wheelchair users to enter buildings that were not accessible to them in the past.
At the age of 88, Charles “Is Said” Lyons, who was known for his work as a poet, playwright, and storyteller, passed away. He was a master of the written word as well as the spoken word, and his ability to captivate audiences with his words has left an indelible mark on the world of literature. The 26th of January, 1935 found Charles being born in Atlanta, Georgia, and he spent his entire childhood in that city. As a young adult, he made the trip to Columbus, Ohio, and after completing his education at East High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. When he got out of the Air Force, he returned back to Columbus, Ohio, and that’s where he met Anita (Goines) Lyons, the woman who would become his cherished wife of 48 years.
Is Said penned around 60 books and 40 plays over his lifetime. Early on in life, he realized that writing and telling stories were two of his greatest passions, and he moved on to seek a career in the creative arts. He is known for his work as a poet, playwright, and storyteller, for which he has received numerous honors and awards, such as the 2011 Columbus Legend Award from the King Art Complex and the title of Hot Times “HERO of the year.” He was named as a Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Inductee in 2021.
His name is forever engraved in front of the Lincoln and in the community he loves. Is Said was noted for his ability to bring his plays to life, eliciting emotions in his audience and taking them on a journey through his words. He wrote about a range of subjects, from love and tragedy to social and political issues. His paintings inspired many and will continue to do so for centuries to come.