"I will only end this mad and singular dream on the last day of my life." he said. And the nature let that to be in the same way as he wishes. artist was found dead on the stairs near his final piece of work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to a Jan. 10 Inquisitor report. Jorge SelarĂ³n had spent 20 years laboring to create the brightly tiled mosaic called "SelarĂ³n Stairway." His death is suspicious. Oh God.!