Elliot Shorter Medical Update

Elliot Shorter had surgery on May 1 to amputate one of his feet, reports Linda Bushyager, based on a post in last Saturday’s Virtual Fandom chatroom. Shorter is suffering total kidney failure. He was in the ICU at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI at the time of the report.

Shorter’s many claims to faanish fame include being elected the 1970 TAFF delegate, actually writing (some of) a TAFF report and, in his younger days, chronically being mistaken for pro football player Roosevelt Grier. (And that just barely scratches the surface.)

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  1. I am so sorry to hear this news. Elliott was one of the first people I met in fandom, and one of the nicest. I will keep him in my thoughts.


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