Flo Steinberg, one of the earliest Marvel employees and an American indie comics icon, has passed away. When Marvel Comics began, she and Stan Lee were the company’s first and only employees; as Lee’s secretary and assistant, she responded to fan mail, helped manage Marvel’s small offices with Lee, and ran the Merry…
The creator of Deathlok passed away last month, aged 68. Rich Buckler died on May 19 after a battle with cancer. He was a stalwart artist of both Marvel and DC comics, and also drew for Atlas/Seaboard, Dynamite and others.
The UK’s King of the Comics has died.
Actor and voice artist Jon Polito has passed away, aged 65. He appeared in myriad films, tv shows and theatre productions and was lauded for roles in several Cohen Bros films, including The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink.
David Huddleston, star of many wonderful films and TV appearances over his 85 years, has passed away. David played great characters in some of my favorite movies throughout the years and I will miss his delightful performances. Here are just a few:
This is very sad.
I’m sorry to have to interject a moment of sadness among all of the amazing animal campaign posts, but I saw in the news today that Sarah, a 15-year-old cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo, passed away today. Cheetahs typically only live 8 to 12 years, and Sarah’s quality of life had diminished to the point that her…
Born in 0. How someone can show up 3/4 of the way through a book, appear in four chapters and still be considered the protagonist of the best selling fantasy novel of all time is beyond belief.
Born in 1922. Not the first person you might think of as a geek star but she was in one of the most important science fiction films of all time.
Born in 1971. Oh, boy. I know you people are lost without these posts. So I will just keep cranking them out for you.
Donald Featherstone, a man with the perfect name for the legacy he left on this earth, has died at the age of 79. Featherstone designed the plastic lawn flamingo, one of earth’s most useless, beloved and beautiful tchotchkes.
...but I think Sir Terry wouldn't mind if I borrowed some of his, for a little while.
NASA updated its Image of the Day in honor of Mr. Nimoy's passing.
The New York Times is reporting that Leonard Nimoy, beloved actor and icon of science fiction entertainment, has passed away. He was 83 years old.
Before this begins, we all saw the post from Annalee regarding the passing of an original Niner, Serenada. I didn't know her as some of you did, but I remember a lot of her material throughout the past few years. As I moved from lurker to commenter on io9 and the O-Deck, Serenada's presence was always known. She…
I just heard from two people who knew O-decker Serenada in fandom, who say that she passed away over the weekend. She was one of io9's most beloved commenters, always ready with smart comments and well-aimed snark. We spliced many of her Supernatural recaps to io9 and loved having her around.
P.D. James has died. Age 94.
Filmmaker Menahem Golan died yesterday in Tel Aviv. If you're over a certain age then you, like me, remember him as part of Golan-Globus and The Cannon Group that helped define movies in the 1980s.
Well, this really sucks. Lucius Shepard, the great SF short story writer, died today at 66 following complications from a stroke and a spinal infection.