Chuck Shepherd, RIP

This is an incredibly sad post to make. I am honored beyond belief to have counted Chuck as a friend for nearly 40 years. His contributions to culture were immense. All we can do, other than mourn, is to carry on as he would have wanted us to do.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 16, 2022
     Category: Death | Chuck

Sad news, indeed. 75 years is not that old at all. (I'll be that old in less than a year, and most of my friends and I consider ourselves to be in late middle age.) May he now rest in peace. I've been a fan of News of the Weird for probably as long as I've been subscribing to Funny Times, so about 35 years.

Posted by Fritz on 09/16/22 at 07:35 AM
Correction: I'm not sure of Chuck's age at the time of his passing.
Posted by Fritz on 09/16/22 at 07:38 AM
Incredibly saddened by this news. Chuck was a truly great writer, and I'm proud to have been associated with him in a small way through WU. But as Paul said, all we can do now is carry on as he would have wanted us to -- and be thankful he left behind so much great work that we can continue to enjoy.

He once shared that Dogfish head IPA was his favorite beer. I'm not usually an IPA drinker, but I'll have one tonight in his honor as I reread some of his books.
Posted by Alex on 09/16/22 at 09:03 AM
Very sad news. I am jealous of all those who knew him personally and those who worked with him.

His "News of the Weird" was my homepage for a long time so it'd be the first thing I saw each day when I went on the net.

Posted by Phideaux on 09/16/22 at 04:33 PM
Extremely sad to hear this news. When I was young, NOTW ran in our local paper. I'm too blind to read an actual newspaper, so back then friends and family used to read the columns to me when they would come out. When I started getting online, News of the Weird was one of the first things I searched for. It and Randy Cassingham's This Is True are the first 2 email newsletters I ever subscribed to. I can't say I ever knew Chuck, but I did send him a few stories through the years that ended up making the cut, which is a nice feeling knowing the standards he had. Condolences to his friends and family. He'll certainly be missed.
Posted by Steve on 09/17/22 at 11:00 AM
Of course, we're all sad - but let's also be inspired by him to make this world a bit more weird whenever we can. Let's celebrate him!
Posted by Richard Bos on 09/18/22 at 08:29 AM
Sorry to hear this. I always loved weird news.
Posted by Oaic on 10/10/22 at 02:27 PM
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