I'm, of course, referring to the sad recent news of the far-too-soon death of one of my personal favorite young starlets of our day...
Yes, Dan O'Bannon, writer of Alien, Total Recall, Heavy Metal, Dark Star, writer and director of Return of the Living Dead (totally worth watching), died Thursday of complications from a 33-year fight against Crohn's Disease. Ain't It Cool News ran a piece on him that mentions the disease possibly being the inspiration for the chestburster alien from Alien. That's fucking awesome.
You'll be missed, Dan.
Oh, wait. Brittany Murphy also died today.
I guess that's sad, too.