Obituary: Dominic Frontiere

Composer Dominic Frontiere (b.1931) died on December 21. Frontiere composed theme music for television shows The Flying Nun, The Invaders, and The Outer Limits.

Obituary: Tommy Silverros

Swedish fan Tommy Silverros (b.1961) died on November 24. Silverros was active in the MLSF (Malmö-Lund Science Fiction and Fantasy Association) and served as the organization’s Vice Chairman. Silverros was not only active in Swedish fandom, but also traveled throughout Europe enjoying conventions and promoting Swedish fandom.

Obituary: Alfie Curtis

Actor Alfie Curtis (b.1930) died on December 25. Curtis appeared in an episode of the proto-steampunk television series Q.E.D. and the film The Elephant Man. His most recognizable role, however, was as Cornelius Evazan, the drunk in Mos Eisely who threatens Luke, in Star Wars.

Obituary: Jim Nabors

Actor Jim Nabors (b.1930) died on November 30. Best known for playing Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle: USMC, he also starred in the Saturday morning children’s show The Lost Saucer with Ruth Buzzi. He also made appearances in an episode of Knight Rider and provided voicework for Off to See the Wizard.

Obituary: Rance Howard

Actor Rance Howard (b.1928) died on November 25. Howard, the father of actors Ron and Clint Howard, appeared on The X-Files, Quantum Leap, and Babylon 5, where he played Sheridan’s father. His films included Mars Attacks!, Innerspace, and Cocoon.

Obituary: Anthony Harvey

Director Anthony Harvey (b.1931) died on November 23. Harvey is best known as the director of The Lion in Winter, for which he was nominated for the Oscar. He also worked as a film editor, working on Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

Obituary: Julio Oscar Mechoso

Actor Julio Oscar Mechoso (b.1955) died on November 25. Mechoso appeared in Jurassic Park III, The Legend of Zorro, Planet Terror. He appeared in episodes of Quantum Leap and Flashforward.

Obituary: Perdita Boardman

Fan Perdita Boardman (b.Perdita Lilly, 1931) died on November 26. Lilly was first married to author Ray Nelson and in the 1960s married New York fan John Boardman. She hosted Lunarian meetings, ran the con suite for Lunacon, and with John hosted First Saturday meetings. She also made the banner for the NY in ’67 Worldcon bid.

Obituary: Della Reese

Actress Della Reese (b.1931) died on November 19. Reese is best known for starring in the fantasy series Touched by an Angel. She also provided the voice for the Eema in Dinosaur. Prior to acting, she sang with Mahalia Jackson, the Erskine Hawkins Orchestra, and the Meditation Singers.

Obituary: Randy Byers

Seattle fan Randy Byers (b.1960) died on November 20. Byers co-edited the fanzine Chunga with Andy Hooper and Carl Juarez and won the 2007 Best Fanzine Hugo for Science Fiction Five-Yearly with co-editors Lee Hoffman and Geri Sullivan. ChungaAlternative Pants. Byers was the 2003 TAFF delegate to Seacon 03 in Britain.