Folks, it's only natural that some of these deaths hurt each of us more than others. That's the case today -- at least, for me -- in reporting the news that TRON's Cindy Morgan had passed a few days ago. Word of her passing has only hit the web as of late.
It isn't as if I knew the lady. No, I'd never met her at a convention or anything. (I really don't go to cons all that much any more.) But we'd actually exchanged a few brief words via Tweets in the past when she appreciated my wishing her a Happy Birthday via the World Wide Web for all to see. I know these gestures are small -- mine as well as the responses -- but they're still the kind of interaction that mean so much to fans of genre work; and I'm elated to know that in whatever small way possible I caught her attention on her special day way back when.
She truly emerged on the entertainment scene with a nice role aboard 1980's Caddyshack, arguably one of the bigger comedies to emerge from the early 80's. But TRON truly put her front-and-center in the arena of the Fantastic, and -- although her resume is a bit slim -- she definitely gave fans something to cherish by way of memories. Her work includes stops to such places as Bring 'Em Back Alive, The Midnight Hour (1985), Amazing Stories, The Return Of The Shaggy Dog (1987), The Highwayman, Harry And The Hendersons, Galaxis (1995), Dead Weekend (1995), Amanda & The Alien (1995), Out There (1995), and the TRON 2.0 video game.
Our warmest wishes are extended to the family, friends, and fans of Ms. Morgan.
May she forever rest in peace.