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18 April 2015 @ 08:26 pm
Cut down in his prime at 98.  
RIP Art Widner. Great fan, great guy.
don_fitch on April 19th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Art has died. I guess. Sure, he really wanted to live to be at least a hundred (next year, I think)... but (I'm reasonably certain) not in serious pain, so maybe this ending was for a blessing.

Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on April 19th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
He would have been 98 this October, I think, so just a little stretching ... He kept wonderfully well for so very long. A beacon for us all.
kaffyr: Train viewkaffyr on April 19th, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)
I remember Art very kindly. He once helped me make something I wrote much better than it could have been without him. I was writing a piece for the Minicon program book, (something on the history of fandom, I think, entitled Who Am Us, Anyway? or something like that) and I knew of Art through gerisullivan and RASFF, and thought he'd be a remarkable resource. I wasn't sure he'd want to have anything to do with me, a stranger, but he sent me back a bunch of fantastic comments, and he helped me enrich the piece I wrote immensely. I am glad to have known him, even a tiny bit.