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RIP: Jay Lake (1964 – 2014)

Sad news, folks…

It looks like Jay Lake lost his long battle with cancer, just a few days short of his 50th birthday.

Jay will be terribly missed by many. I will forever remember how he took the time at Worldcon 2012 (ChiCon) to tell us how the Hugo ceremony worked, or how he touched me with his revealing interview about how he his loved ones are affected by his cancer. Or how he was an inspiration for everyone with his strength, courage and determination. Or how he provided so much enjoyment through his writing. But most of all, I’ll never forget the man, or the sentiment echoed by a room full of people at Worldcon 2013 (LonestarCon) when they shouted in unison, “We love you, Jay.”

Jay Lake Rememberances

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

4 Comments on RIP: Jay Lake (1964 – 2014)

  1. Splicer // June 1, 2014 at 11:02 am //


  2. James Goetsch // June 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm //

    My condolences to his family and friends. And I will miss him as a fan of his writing and his courage and grace in the face of death.

  3. I listened to sad songs all day, and felt blue, and really hated the hell out of cancer again and again. Put up my playlist and links to my reviews and read romantic fiction.

    It helped to know he fought with everything he had. It helped to know he never closed his eyes or pretended it would go away. But it rots on ice that he died before he was 50.

  4. I so wish he could have been with us longer.

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