Obituary: Anton Yelchin

Actor Anton Yelchin (b.1989) died on June 16 when his car accidentally rolled backwards, crushing him against a brick piller. Yelchin is best known for portraying Chekov in the recent Star Trek movies. He also appeared in the movie Terminator Salvation and the miniseries Taken. He provided the voice of Clumsy Smurf in The Smurfs movies.

Obituary: Yumi Shirakawa

Actress Yumi Shirakawa (b.1936) died on June 14. Shirakawa appeared in the films Rodan, The Mysterians, The H-Man, The Last War, and others. In addition to appearing in genre films, Shirakawa had a long and successful career in other Japanese movies and television.

Obituary: Tina Cawi

Chicago fan Tina Cawi (b.1962) died on June 15. Cawi often volunteered to gopher at Windycon, Capricon, and other Chicago conventions and would set up a spinning wheel in the gopher lounge to work between assignments. She attended MediaWest and Anime Central and was part of Chicago Megazone. Cawi also participated in APAs.

Obituary: Michu Meszaros

Actor Michu Meszaros (b.1939) died on June 13. Only 2″9′, Meszaros toured with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. In 1986, he began portraying ALF on the sitcom of the same name, also appearing in Big Top Peewee and Warlock: The Armageddon.

Obituary: Janet Waldo

Actress Janet Waldo (b.1920) died on June 12. Waldo was a voice actress who provided voices for the television shows Battle of the Planets, The Flintstones, and Adam Ant. Some of her most famous roles included Penelope Pitstop, Josie McCoy (on Josie and the Pussycats), and Judy Jetson.

Obituary: Lincoln Kliman

Fan Lincoln Kliman (b.c.1960) died on May 28. Kliman served on the committees for Philcon and I-Con (Long Island) and was a frequent attendee at Worldcons and regional conventions in the Northeastern US. Kliman was active in fandom since the 1970s and a fan of anime and a furry, going by the name JBadger. Outside of fandom he served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT and used his furry fandom on visits to children’s wards in hospitals.

Obituary: Theresa Saldana

Actress Theresa Saldana (b.1954) died on June 6. Saldana is best known for her roles in The Commish and Raging Bull, but also did voice work for Batman Beyond, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest, and Captain Planet and the Planeteers. She appeared in episodes of Werewolf, Tales from the Darkside, and The Twilight Zone. In 1982, she was attacked by a knife-wielding admirer.

Obituary: James H. Burns

Fan James H. Burns (b.c.1962) died on June 2. Burns wrote for Starlog and was a contributing editor to Fantastic Films. More recently, he wrote several reminiscences which appeared on File 770.

Elle Plato

Wisconsin fan Elle Plato (b.c.1967) died on June 3. She worked in the technology fields and was active in General Technics (GT). Plato was an attendee at many conventions in the upper Midwest.

Obituary: Patrick Ralph

Illinois fan Patrick “PJ” Ralph died on June 2 following a battle with cancer. Ralph was an active and was currently developing a game for market with some friends. He was part of the “Bermuda Triangle” hoax Worldcon bid for the 1988 Worldcon, which took second in a field of four.