We received word over the weekend that Ron Kurz, the writer of Friday the 13th Part 2, passed away on May 7th at the age of 79. We got the news from FridayThe13thFranchise.com:
Sadly, we learned today from one of our readers, Yakutja, that Ron passed away suddenly on May 7th of heart failure. He was 79 years old. Prior to helping write the first two Friday The 13th films, he was a correctional officer in Maryland as well as a published author.
All of us here at Dread Central send our sincerest condolences to Kurz’s fans, friends, and family. He will be missed.
EDITORS NOTE: We need to make a clarification here, Mr. Kurz is credited with parts 3 and 4 on IMDB for characters and story elements he wrote in part 2 that continued onward. He did not write the story or screenplay. Apologies for the confusion.