December 5th, 2008

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This will likely mean something to those folks who are uber SciFi fans. This guy was kind of a legend in the scifi community. It is a sad thing when anyone with that much passion for something, any thing passes.

Raise your glasses kids. Probably the first man to live the geek life has passed.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?id=62610

Sci-Fi's "Forry" Ackerman Is Dead

Forrest J. Ackerman, the sometime actor, literary agent, magazine editor and full-time bon vivant who discovered author Ray Bradbury and was widely credited with coining the term "sci-fi," has died, the Associated Press reported. He was 92.

Ackerman died Dec. 4 of heart failure at his Los Angeles home, Kevin Burns, head of Prometheus Entertainment and a trustee of Ackerman's estate, told the AP.

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