Thursday, February 21, 2008

R.I.P. Ben Chapman (The Gill-Man)

Peacefully, and surrounded by his family, Ben Chapman - the man who embodied the Gill-Man on land in the classic 1954 film The Creature From The Black Lagoon - passed away shortly after midnight on February 21 at Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A favourite on the horror con circuit, Ben enjoyed meeting fans of all ages. His autograph and intricate written dedication on posters, photos, and books were truly special and cherished by fans and collectors.

Aloha, my friend.

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