May 9th, 2002


RIP: Bruce Pelz


Bruce Pelz: Aug. 11, 1936 - May 9, 2002

Bruce Pelz, Fanzine Archivist, Fanhistorian, Fellow of NESFA, Worldcon Chair, "The Elephant," Fandom's Institutional Memory, passed away the evening of May 9th, 2002.

He fainted at about 6:00 pm. Elayne Pelz, his wife, called 9-1-1, they rushed him to the hospital. His heart stopped at the hospital. More details will be posted as they are available.

Bruce is survived by his wife Elayne, his daughter Cecy, and innumerable friends of all ages.

Elayne has requested that nobody try to contact her. She is secluded, she is not taking calls, her father and Jordan are taking care of her.

When Larry Niven announced this at the LASFS meeting tonight, there occurred the first and only instance of a spontaneous minute of silence in the club's history, as the fans in the room sat, stunned. The meeting was immediately adjourned. A memorial is being planned, details will be announced later.

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