People Whose Work I Admire Who Died in 2008

In 2008 we took some heavy losses.

Steve Gerber (September 20, 1947 – February 10, 2008);  idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis


Thomas M. Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008); suicide

David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008); suicide

Guy Peellaert (April 6, 1934 – November 17, 2008); cancer


4SJ Ackerman (November 24, 1916 – December 4, 2008); “old age”

And Arthur Clarke, Bettie Page and Dave Stevens went too. Here’s hoping we don’t lose any more in the next few days. And here’s to a 2009 where fewer folks like these pass. Cheers, gang. Many happy returns.

UPDATE: It looks like I spoke too soon. pulp and SF illustrator Edd Cartier’s death was announced after I wrote this.  Fingers crossed, that’ll be all.

Advertisements

There are no comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: