Steve Gerber, R.I.P.

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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7 Responses

  1. John Judy says:

    A great writer who deserved a lot better than he got. R.I.P.

  2. Mike Gold says:

    I've known Steve for decades, and we e-mailed up until a couple months ago. Obviously, I was trying to seduce him into doing something for ComicMix, even a Munden's Bar story — which would have been perfect for him. He couldn't do it.Even so, as Rick knows, this hits me like a freight train going downhill in an ice storm. My best wishes and love to his family, friends and many fans. Steve was an original, and now the world has one less.

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    I'm really stunned. I knew he was ill, and the complications were really disheartening, but I kept hoping he'd pull through.

  4. James Hudnall says:

    Steve was a good friend and this really hurts. The last time I saw him he was upbeat about getting a lung transplant later this year, even though they have only a 50% survival rate. We were all pulling for him to make it. I moved away from Vegas last year and was hoping to see him again this year. This is really sad.

  5. Richard Pachter says:

    Damn it.

  6. Martha Thomases says:

    *sigh* Didn't know him well, only worked together to promote NEVADA, but I liked him a bunch. Enjoy today. Do as much as you can tomorrow.

  7. Marilee J. Layman says:

    I didn't know him, but use this as a reminder to think about organ donation. In most states, it's marked on your driver's license.