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 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Various outlets are now reporting the acclaimed writer died today at age 87. That's a pretty good run, but I selfishly would like to have him around to continue entertaining us a while longer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Oh man, this is really hitting hard. What a gifted storyteller.

RIP, Mr. Matheson.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

"To God there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!!" -THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN.

R.I.P.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Amen and well said, Charles. We'll miss him, but he lives on in his legacy of great writing.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

"To God there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!!" -THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN.

R.I.P.


smile A wonderful and very touching book. Well said Charles.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   Christopher Kinsinger   (Member)

We've all lost another great writer.
With so few coming up in the ranks, and writing itself becoming a lost art in our current culture, losing Richard Matheson is akin to losing a thousand great writers in one day.

He will be sorely missed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO CHARLES THAXTON-A thousand thanks, one of my favorite lines and the ending of that movie when that line is spoken always breaks me up.It has been a hard 18 months, MR Bradbury, MR Harryhausen, MR Matheson, they lived long lives, but such talent leaving planet earth.

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   AlexCope   (Member)

Man, he was great.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

I've been reading Richard Matheson and seeing his films all my life, since the 1960s.

Words fail me.


Richard

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 3:12 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Yeah, what a class act, he's certantly part of my past. Whenever you saw his name on the credits you knew it was going to be very good. I saw Godfather 2 the other night & recognized Roger Corman playing one of the senators (he even had a couple of lines), looking at Mr. Matheson's credits on imdb, I see he also played a senator. It's like Coppola cast some of his heroes in that scene.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   Charles Thaxton   (Member)

I realize Matheson didn't write that closing line.....but I felt it fitting, nonetheless.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Yeah, what a class act, he's certantly part of my past. Whenever you saw his name on the credits you knew it was going to be very good. I saw Godfather 2 the other night & recognized Roger Corman playing one of the senators (he even had a couple of lines), looking at Mr. Matheson's credits on imdb, I see he also played a senator. It's like Coppola cast some of his heroes in that scene.

Matheson also has an amusing cameo in Somewhere In Time (he's the guy who witnesses Christopher Reeve exiting the bathroom with his face covered in bits of toilet paper to cover up his straight razor nicks, and scoffs in disbelief).

One of the great sci-fi/fantasy/horror novelists and screenwriters. His voice will never be replicated.

 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2013 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Stupendous writer. He was Legend.

RIP

 
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