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RIP Richard Brooker

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RIP Richard BrookerExtremely sad news has hit the internet regarding one of the finest actors to ever play the horror mega-icon Jason Voorhees. It’s with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to Friday the 13th Part 3‘s Richard Brooker.

The news started spreading like wildfire across Facebook moments ago, and we have confirmed with Brooker’s management that it is indeed true. Richard was born in 1954 and was taken from us at an all too young age.

Aside from being the very first actor to ever officially don the infamous hockey mask as Jason, Brooker also appeared in James Sbardellati’s sword and sandal flick Deathstalker and many horror documentaries such as Never Sleep Again, His Name Was Jason, and the upcoming Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.

Richard was also a staple on the convention scene and, as anyone who has met him can easily attest, one hell of a nice guy. He will be severely missed by fans and his many friends the world over.

Thanks for the memories, sir. Godspeed.

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • aliensharkboy

    I’ll always remember when I met him. He was selling Jason merchandise and several rare/expensive Jason figures at the London film and comic con. I couldn’t really afford any of the Jason stuff, so he made a deal with me to cut down to less than half price, THEN including another rare Japanese figure too! But that’s not all, he then signed the toys for me. I think his words were “Here, this toy is worth £40 *Signs it*, now it’s worth a £100!”

    That dude was awesome. He was always secretly wondering around the London Film and Comic Con, almost unnoticed.

    R.I.P. This is too sad :(

  • LifeMi

    Oddly enough, today is also Kane Hodder’s birthday! Sad news, indeed; he was a fantastic Jason.

  • MonsterMash

    He was a great Jason. RIP.

  • Screamz

    May he rest in peace. A fine actor and one of the best Jason’s. He will be sorely missed…