Len Moffatt died around 3 a.m. on November 30 reports June, his wife. He was 87.
Dave Locke adds, “June had been keeping some folks informed on Len’s hospital adventures with emails having the subject ‘Len’s Progress Report.’ This one was entitled ‘Len’s Progress Report – FINAL.’”
Len went into the hospital on November 19 with extreme abdominal pain. He had been operated on for herniated colon.
It’s a huge loss for June and all of Len’s friends from the two fandoms where he’s been active since the beginning. Len discovered SF fandom in 1939 and joined the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society in April 1946. Len and June Moffatt were Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegates in 1973. Fans in the mystery field will miss him too, as a participant in Bouchercons and as a writer (his most recent sales were to Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine).