Tuesday, June 25, 2013
R.I.P. RICHARD MATHESON
Richard Matheson, one of the Southern California group of writers known sometimes as the "California Sorcerers", died on Sunday of an undisclosed cause. He was 87 years old.
Mr. Matheson, along with other literary luminaries such as Charles Beaumont, Ray Russell, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, and William F. Nolan were a loosely-knit group of writers who each went on to fame in their own "write". Matheson was probably most famous for his story, I Am Legend, which was filmed no less than three times. He started his successful Hollywood career by writing scripts for the original TWILIGHT ZONE and ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS TV series. He also penned the very popular story that also became a film, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME.
What dreams, indeed, Mr. Matheson. Rest well. You will be remembered.
[Photo credit: Beatrice de Gea/Los Angeles Times]