Harlon Ellison, the writer, has passed at age 84.
He was a central figure in fandom, having written certain episodes of Star Trek and the Outer Limits, some Marvel books adapted his stories, and he had an interest in comic art and artists who worked on them.
He died in his sleep, and the death was unexpected.
He wrote one of the best short stories ever, "“Repent Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman."
The great artist, Jim Steranko, illustrated his work.
art © Steranko