2013 Saturn Awards to Present Richard Matheson's Visionary Award Posthumously
At its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, the Saturn Awards will honor late writer Richard Matheson, who died Sunday at the age of 87. We cannot think of a more fitting place for the man who has influenced so many to be remembered.
Matheson had been scheduled to receive the Visionary Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Films during Wednesday’s ceremony. The award will be presented posthumously during the Academy’s annual awards ceremony, in recognition of Matheson’s extraordinary contributions to genre entertainment.
“We are heartbroken to lose a writer of towering talent, unlimited imagination and unparalleled inspiration,” said Academy President Robert Holguin. “Richard was a genius whose visions helped bring legitimacy and critical acclaim to science fiction and fantasy. He was also a longtime supporter of the Academy, and everyone associated with The Saturn Awards feels emptier today to learn of this enormous loss. Richard’s accomplishments will live on forever in the imaginations of everyone who read or saw his inspired and inimitable work.”
The 39th Annual Saturn Awards will be dedicated to his memory.
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