Forrest J. Ackerman, the "First Fan" of science-fiction, is not long for this world. Forry helped start the first-ever "scientifiction" fanzine, he attended the first-ever science-fiction convention, he edited sci-fi magazines, and he's arguably done more than anyone -- honestly -- to help elevate the science-fiction genre and open it up, culturally, to as many people as possible. He's also got the largest collection of sci-fi memorabilia in the world.
He is 91. He is not expected to make it to his 92nd birthday at the end of this month.
I cannot even begin to tell you how sad this news is to me. He is a true legend and we shall never see the likes of him again.