Sunday, August 21, 2011

Budd Hopkins died peacefully today

Budd Hopkins
June 15, 1931 - August 21, 2011

I’m very sad to announce that Budd Hopkins died today, August 21, at 1:35 pm. Budd had been under hospice care for about three weeks, at his home in New York. The combination of liver cancer and pneumonia led to his death. His daughter Grace Hopkins-Lisle and I were with him almost continuously during these past weeks. He was not in any pain throughout any of the process, and he received the best possible care and loving support from those closest to him. Today he gradually slipped away, and simply quietly stopped breathing. He died peacefully and without any struggle, with Grace, Grace’s husband Andrew, and me by his side.

Thanks to all of you for being such strong supporters of this extraordinary man, who has contributed so much to our lives, in so many different ways.

- Leslie Kean

I just received this sad email from my friend Peter Robbins, I have reprinted it (above) in it's entirety.

I had the honor of meeting Budd as I tried to make some sense out of my life experiences. My most cherished memory was the afternoon I alone with him in his home in New York. I was deeply impressed with his kindness and compassion. The world has lost a pioneering spirit, and a deeply caring soul.

1 comment:

Red Pill Junkie said...

A real tragic news. Fortunately, it seems his passing was fairly painless. I'm sure Budd will find plenty to do in his new condition, along with his friend John Mack and our Mac.

PS: the time of his passing (1:35) is slightly suggestive of the Fibonacci sequence, don't you think? if you consider the ':' as the number 2...