Monday, July 13, 2015

Please read Randy Johnson's blog if you haven't..

https://randall120.wordpress.com/

I am sick with grief. I am torn between wishing I had known the extend of his illness and understanding completely why he didn't share it. I loved Randy. He was a terrific person, writer, a generous critic, reader and gentleman. He spoke out against injustice on facebook.
We are so much less without him. I fervently hope his death was quick and painless. If anyone has any more details, please share them.

Can we possible set up a book prize in the names of Ron Scheer and Randy Johnson for the best western written each year? The Scheer-Johnson Prize?

11 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

This is really just so sad...

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I was really shocked and saddened to read this yesterday. I had no idea.

RIP Randy


Jeff M.

sandra seamans said...

So sorry to hear this. I loved reading Randy's reviews, but rarely commented. He will be missed.

Jerry House said...

This one has hit me hard. He will be sorely missed.

George Kelley said...

We will all miss Randy.

Deb said...

I'm just trying to get my mind around how many deaths our (relatively) small blog group has experienced recently: Judy, Ron, Tom Piccirilli, and now Randy. And I feel as if I've missed someone (hope not). It's just so, so sad.

pattinase (abbott) said...

And this is the downside of expanding your world. More fun, more pleasure but also more pain. And may I include Sandra's husband and mother. Bad, bad year.

Richard R. said...

I just found out this morning, and am very, very sad. As someone else said, he was one of the good guys. I knew he'd been having health problems for some time, but not that things had gotten to life-threatening levels. Rest in peace, Randy. You're very missed.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, I'm sorry to hear of Randy's passing away. I knew him through his blog and Fb posts. He will be missed.

Charles Gramlich said...

A very good friend, lost.

David Cranmer said...

He was a true friend. That sounds, perhaps, trite. But true friends are hard to come by these days. Ones that are with you day in and day out. Randy Johnson was such a friend.