George Brickner (1952-2010)

George Brickner

Chicago area fan George Brickner reportedly died over the weekend. While the cause of death has yet to be reported, he publicly shared on his blog in April 2009 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and wrote often about his treatment and health.

George, also known as Dupa T. Parrot, was one of the most amusing and popular members of Compuserve’s Science Fiction forums, where I got to know him in the mid-1990s.   

A devoted cat owner, George was active online in The Pets Forums and through that message board friends learned of his passing after police called a member listed in George’s cell phone as they attempted to notify relatives.

[Via Wilma Fisher.]