Saturday, November 08, 2008

RIP - Forrest J. Ackerman

Just got in from a momentous A&E show complete with fire alarm scenario to hear about Forry. Sad news. He was THE guy in horror, fantasy fandom and played no little part in twisting what might have otherwise been a normal childhood. My friend Chris was close to him too so I hope that she and Forry's family are alright. I guess it was inevitable but that doesn't make it any easier to take.

Update @ 3pm 8/11 - It seems that this might be premature. I can find no hard evidence of his passing. Indeed a couple of "sites" have made announcements to the effect that Forry is still with us. Soon as I can quantify this I will...

On a happier note, the show tonight was off the richter scale with Amy delivering a devastating "Don't Ever Change" and Eric serving up a rip-roaring "Joe Meek". Everybody in the room was unanimous in giving thanks for these two being nailed together.

After this wine is done, I'm gonna turn in. It's been a momentous few days.

3 comments:

J.D. King said...

4EJ, RIP.

Christopher said...

I wonder if he's chasing Greg Shaw amidst the clouds of heaven, or the portals of hell for all I know...

Ben said...

Nope, not true. Check this thread at the CHFB:

http://monsterkidclassichorrorforum.yuku.com/topic/19869?page=22

The last post was from this AM, and some friends are going to visit Forry today. Friends, fans, acquaintances and others are posting a ton about him. It's great, heartbreakingly bittersweet thread.