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Memories Of Adrienne

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I can vividly recall the first conversation I ever had with Gene Colan – after all how does one forget a conversation with a legend? I’ll answer that for you, you don’t forget, you remember. Gene was gracious and answered all of my gushing questions and offered up a lot more besides. He sounded then, as he still does, warm and friendly and he seemed to be tickled pink that someone on the other side of the planet was interested in him and his work.

Towards the end of the conversation Gene asked if I was married. At the time I wasn’t, indeed I had just finally separated from a relationship and was fairly down in the dumps, and, for reasons I still don’t understand, I found myself telling him this. He listened, quietly, and then told me about how depressed he was when he and his wife had split and how he felt that he’d never find love again. He told me how the days became a lot darker and he’d resigned himself to a life on his own, the classic situation that a lot of us have gone t…

Adrienne Colan, wife of Gene Colan, Passes

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From Clifford Meth:
Adrienne Colan passed away last night or sometime this morning. We do not have all of the details yet.

Erik Colan broke the news to Gene about 20 minutes ago and then Gene and I spoke. All things considered, he is holding up well.

Note added at 4:55 pm: The medical examiner has not yet determined the day nor the cause of death.
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This news comes as a shock, but considering recent events, it's not a great surprise.  All of our thoughts go out to Gene and his family and hopefully they can all get through this most difficult of times.  Now some of the more scurrilous rumour mongers will finally leave Gene and his children alone for a while, allow them to grieve in peace and recover from this massive of blows.