Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Don "Mr. Wizard" Herbert passed away today:
"It is with deep sadness that we regret to inform you of the passing of Don Herbert - the one and only “Mr. Wizard”. Don lost his battle with cancer today, June 12, 2007, at 9 AM - slightly more than one month shy of his 90th birthday. He was lovingly surrounded by his family, who are at once, saddened by his passing, and relieved that he is no longer suffering.
We all feel lucky to have known and worked with Don and we have been honored to carry on his legacy as an original and truly legendary figure in the worlds of both Television and Science Education. He has been inspirational and influential in so many ways and on so many lives and we are comforted in the fact that his ground breaking work and legacy will continue to inspire many more people for years to come.
Thank you so much to all of you for your support and sympathy. Sincerely, The Family"
I used to love Mr. Wizard when I was a friendless kid who circled rock tumblers in the JC Penny Christmas catalog and saved his allowance to buy the newest AD&D Monsters Compendiums. He, Danger Mouse, and the occasional Roller Derby rerun got me ready for grade school every morning. Good bye Mr. Wizard.