Greg Bear has passed away
Greg Bear, author of the Halo Forerunner Saga books and co-founder of San-Diego Comic Con, died Nov. 18 due to complications after heart surgery.
Greg Bear’s wife, Astrid Bear, announced Friday night on Facebook that he was taken off life support over the weekend. Greg’s caretakers deemed it highly unlikely that he would return to consciousness. If he did, he would need round-the-clock care as he suffered from chronic brain dysfunction. According to Astrid, Greg told her that this is not the life he wants to live; hence the decision to remove him from life support.
Astrid said she and the children would spend time with him one last time before saying goodbye.
Greg Bear is a science fiction author who has worked on numerous novels, including the Halo Forerunner trilogy.
Halo: Crypt (2011)
Halo: Primordium (2012)
Greg explored the Halo universe like never before at the time. With fans only knowing about Halo through the games, this was the first time players had seen Halo anywhere else. The books managed to make it onto the New York Times and Los Angeles Times hardcover fiction bestseller lists. Greg’s drive to explore the Halo universe helped make the Halo franchise what it is today.
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Frank O’Connor, director of franchise development for Halo, noted Greg as the Stephen King of the sci-fi genre. With this information, 343 Industries knew that Greg would be the right person to flesh out the Halo story. Although Greg Bear is on life support, his passion for science fiction will be remembered for centuries.
Greg Bear received a few awards and honors from 1983 to 2007. Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, praised Greg Bear as a great writer.
Greg also explored other avenues of science fiction. He illustrated not only for the book Star Trek Concordance, but also drew covers for popular science fiction magazines. He served on the board of the Museum of Science and Fiction.
Final Weapon sends its sincere regards to the family and friends of Greg Bear.