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RIP: Tucker

After hearing a report from elaine_brennan, I went looking. Found confirmation, alas.

Wilson "Bob" Tucker died yesterday.

Whimper.

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jbru
Oct. 7th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC)
Sad news. Thanks for passing it on.
johnnyeponymous
Oct. 7th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
I looked for ages
I read the Wikipedia entry in Recent Passings, but I couldn't find confirmation until I read your post.

I'm writing an Obit for the Silicon Newsletter right when I get into teh office.
CHris
kalimac
Oct. 7th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
A great man, a grrreat man.
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debgeisler
Oct. 7th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
In the afterlife, they must have one helluva fanzine. (You should excuse the expression.)
laurel
Oct. 7th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
Dammit.
brithistorian
Oct. 7th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear this - I never had the chance to meet him, but he was one of the few people in fandom that I never heard anyone speak ill of.
wild_irises
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
I hope his death, as his life, was

smoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooth
(Anonymous)
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Oh no!
huladavid
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh no!
lauriemann
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
The news hit Wikipedia sometime before 9:30 last night, but given how unreliable Wikipedia can be, I thought it was yet another hoax until this morning.

Tucker was just one of the most consistently pleasant people I've ever met in fandom. I didn't know him really well, but I always enjoyed seeing him.
pameladean
Oct. 7th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, Geri. We are not having a good year here.

P.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 7th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
RIP: Tucker
Sad news. Tucker was such a delight as a fan and a writer. In 1975 I attended my first out-of-town convention: Windycon. While hauling cans of beer to a party, I met Tucker and Gordy Dickson in an elevator. Being young and impulsive I asked for autographs, but the only items at hand were the beer cans. They kindly signed one can each (in bright red marker) and later that evening I was introduced to smoooooooooooth. Lovely memories. A few years ago Gordy's can was donated to a TransAtlantic Fan Fund auction. Tucker's can remains in the crisper, refrigerated all these years, the red autograph still sharp. I think I'll savor it a bit longer before it goes to a good cause.

Karen Johnson
apostle_of_eris
Oct. 10th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: RIP: Tucker
One morning at Aussiecon, on the ledge under the mirror across the wall of my room's bathroom, there was a meat pie [inedible even to many Australians, who have no sense of taste] with one bite out of it. Autographed by Tucker.
I have no idea why.
asimovberlioz
Oct. 7th, 2006 05:56 pm (UTC)
Sigh.
intelligentrix
Oct. 8th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Well, fuck. Note to universe: quit it.
sennex
Oct. 12th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
And a great sadness befalls the world as we know it.
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