Emanuel Lionel Shaw, III has died in Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of 41. He passed away on Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born on December 24, 1972 in Monrovia, Liberia. He was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia, U.S.A. and Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Business (Finance & Management).
Lionel, as he was affectionately called, moved to South Africa in 1997, where he resided up to the date of his demise.
Lionel was a lifelong student of all things spiritual and the evolution of the soul. He was a man of many talents and applied them to modeling, photography, music and other business endeavors.
At the time of his death, Lionel worked as a Business Analyst with an IT firm in Johannesburg, and was the Founder and Managing Director of the luxury fragrance brand, “Menelik.”