Hillman passed away at home on April 18th, 2012 at 6:03 pm in the presence of his loving wife, two children, his sister, sister in law and brother in law. He was 51 years old and died after a long and fiercely fought battle with colon cancer. Hillman deeply loved his work, all of it – film directing, graphic design, all aspects of new media – and he especially loved his talented mentors, friends and students in these fields. His favorite topic was inspiration and he made sure to surround himself with it and find it in everything — his colleagues, his family, New York city, art, film and all of you. He loved you all and took energy from those with whom he corresponded, exchanged ideas and with his fans. Hillman was a true gentleman, a father and a passionate artist, an example for all of us, may he rest in peace.