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Dec. 7th, 2008

I found out tonight that Forrest Ackerman passed away. I was crushed. He is one of the most awesome, colorful, interesting people ever, and I mourn his passing.

Article in Time Magazine

SFFWA Memorial

LA Times


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Dec. 8th, 2008 07:46 am (UTC)
Aw. =(
Dec. 8th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
That's so sad. :(

I'd never heard of him until now, but reading the article-- what an awesome guy. He sounded like a wonderful person and a lot of fun.
Dec. 8th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
I got to meet him and so did my kids. We went to a Horror Con out in LA one year and he was sitting there at the entrance of one of the haunted houses (but during the day you walked through and met famous horror actors.)

My kids also got "horror bucks" from "The Creature from the Black Lagoon."

We still have them saved in their memory books and will probably be showing my daughter the original movie so she can see the guy in full makeup and costume.

Still Forrest was already doing poorly when I met him. He could hardly hear and had to led around by a con employee.
Dec. 12th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
first forrest, and then bettie.....i wonder who's going to complete the trio?
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