Rest in Peace Author Gary Brandner

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Rest in Peace Author Gary BrandnerSad news has hit the literary world today as Gary Brandner, author of The Howling, has passed away. Details are a bit on the scant side at the moment, but you can read on for what we do know.

The news came from a message from Brandner’s wife over on his Facebook page.

“From his wife, Martine, to all fans of Gary Brandner, I must tell you he died Sunday morning of cancer of the esophagus. All those marvelous e-mails and quips will no longer be forthcoming. A bright light has certainly gone out.”

Gary wrote several print sequels to The Howling, and that book spawned one of the greatest modern werewolf movies of our time, which was then turned into a lengthy film franchise. His contributions to the genre will always be appreciated, and he will be greatly missed. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to Gary’s friends, family, and constituents.

Godspeed, good sir.

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Steve Barton

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

  • Diavolo

    ‘The Howling’ was the first grown up book I read as a kid, and the first of many of his novels that I read, so he will always have a special place in my life…

  • Matt Serafini

    A huge influence on me. Loved his work.

  • Screamz

    Sad news indeed. Loved his “Howling” books. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, good sir…