Deaffest are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Hanifin.


Jerry Hanifin was well known to the Deaf Community for his beautiful sign language descriptions and inspirational storytelling. He was a great role model for generations of deaf people.

He will be deeply missed. He attended Deaffest 2015 where he presented an award with his long time friend and work partner Wendy Daunt and of course we will never forget his passionate storytelling on the stage at the Late Night Deaf Party. His legacy will be remembered especially with this year’s Deaffest ‘Storytelling’ theme

We shall never forget the legendary Jerry Hanifin.

Rest in Peace Jerry.

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