Frank Gorshin (Riddler) has reportedly passed away

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  1. Steve...O

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    I say "reportedly" because I haven't seen this hit the major news services yet. The report comes from the "official" message board for the 1960s Batman TV show. It is known that Gorshin has been ill lately. He was 71. The gentleman who posted this seems to be a frequent enough poster on those boards to be taken seriously.

    Here's a link to that message board.

    This is too bad, Gorshin was wonderful as the Riddler.
     
  2. Jerome Grate

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    I not only appreciated him in his role as Riddler, but the Star Trek episode with his face painted black on one side and white on the other was a compelling role as well, most memorable. RIP[​IMG]
     
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    I have searched all over the net, and I can't find an obit on him anywhere.
     
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    Me neither. (So rare that I'm glad to say I couldn't find something online!)

    My understanding is that Mr. Gorshin lives at the Beverly Garland, where we hold our HTF meets. Some of the gang have met him there.
     
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    Just heard on WABC radio in NY that he died. He had lung cancer.
     
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    I just heard his passing confirmed on the radio. They said that his last bit of work will be in tomorrow's (5-18) episode of CSI.
     
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    This is odd. Neither Google nor Yahoo have any hits about this.

    I all but idolized him when I was a kid, from his appearances on Ed Sullivan. When he wound up on Batman it was double fun for me.

    RIP Frank.
     
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    Yup, I heard it on the radio too. Lung cancer, emphysema, *and* pneumonia. Ouch!

    RIP, Riddler!
     
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    Yeah, that's a shame. At least his last work was with Tarantino. It'd be nice if they had a small 'In Memory Of' bumper after CSI tomorrow.
     
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    Jerome, I actually thought of Star Trek first, when I read about this. Thing is, Nimoy & Shatner are both 3 years older than him. So they may not be around much longer either.
     
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    And StarTrek.com also has an obit on Gorshin's passing as well.
     
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    They are older, but they also don't have lung cancer or emphysema (or any other major complaints that I'm aware of), so there's no reason they can't stick around for quite a while.
     

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