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The information in this post could easily be outdated within minutes or hours, but as of right now, I understand that the reports of Forry Ackerman's death are premature.

At 1:33 am EST Friday, Earl Roesel.scarletstreet posted the following message from Joe Moe on page 19 of the Forrest J Ackerman ailing tread:

Joe Moe asked me to post this...

Forry is still with us. He's not well but hasn't decided to leave just yet. Please don't think harshly of fans who may've jumped the gun on his obituary. Many are concerned, distraught and confused about the situation. Be assured that Forry is not hurting. I'll post a more detailed account of the happenings around the Acker-mini-mansion tomorrow.

Thanks for your support, Joe Moe

Early Thursday, the British Fantasy Society mistakenly posted that Forry had died. About 24 hours later, Guy Adams posted an apology and correction. Several other usually reliable sources including SFF.net and Locus Online also mistakenly announced Forry's death Thursday.

Folks who are visiting Forry daily are reporting that he is very frail, with pneumonia and congestive heart failure, and that he's not expected to live much longer. An accurate RIP announcement could easily come at any time, but he's reportedly Not Dead Yet.

The LASFS website has a page with updates on Forry's condition. For the next couple of days at least, I'll rely on the information posted there. Further details are available in the posts on the Classic Horror Film Board.


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Nov. 7th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)
As someone else commented...

Leave it to Forry to have a hoax bid for his own funeral.
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:54 am (UTC)
I go bit by the Locus Online post.

I hope Forry lives in good health as long as he wants.
Nov. 7th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
I am so sorry for helping to spread this around. I've updated Dead People Server too.

All I can say is, I hope Forry still has his sense of humor.
Nov. 7th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
That will teach me to believe what I read! Doh. Thanks for the update and links, Geri!
Nov. 7th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
I have an image of Forry with a sign around his neck: "I Aten't Dead."
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the clarfication, and good sources to check for correct news.

Its a very fannish thing of course, to not be dead yet.


Nov. 7th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds like my mother (or rather worse). She also has pneumonia and congestive heart failure, plus emphysema and blood clots, but she's pretty sure she's not dead yet.
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