Forrest J Ackerman – 11/24/16 – 12/4/08

forrestj-ackermanThe Associated Press reports that legendary Famous Monsters of Filmland editor Forrest J Ackerman passed away on Thursday, December 4th at his Los Angeles home. Ackerman, or “Uncle Forry” as he was affectionately known by friends and fans alike, died of heart failure. He had recently celebrated his 92nd birthday.

Reports started circulating several weeks ago that the venerable pop culture icon was in failing health, as he welcomed his many friends and colleagues – including Ackerman “discovery” Ray Bradbury and Fangoria editor Anthony Timpone – to say their final goodbyes at his private Hollywood residence. Until 2002, Ackerman lived …