Friday, May 14, 2010

David Everitt, Former Fangoria Editor, Dies at 57

Some sad news from the world of genre publishing. Fangoria reports that David Everitt, who co-edited (and briefly solely edited) Fangoria in the 1980s, has died at the young age of 57. He had been suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).

His work with co-editor Bob Martin produced a punchy and scrappy horror magazine at a time when longtime industry stalwart Famous Monsters of Filmland ceased publication. The two of them often wrote many of the articles in the early issues of Fangoria. Fango itself apparently wasn't the healthiest magazine until Freddie Krueger came along and superpowered sales. But the two editors explored new and classic horror projects and made the magazine a must-read for aficionados. He also contributed to Starlog, wrote books, and went on to other positions in the magazine world after leaving Fangoria after issue #50.

Condolences to his family and friends.

1 comment:

maxruehl said...

Oh no. I'm really sorry to hear that. I worked with Dave at Fangoria back in 1984 and he was a really decent guy. He even agreed to help me with a film school project by allowing me to conduct an interview with him. I think I still have the tape somewhere.