Tuesday, May 25, 2004

More on Rick Biggs

Passed on from the Galactic Gateway mailing list - note the correction in spelling of Lori's name.


A memorial service for Rick will be held Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at Emmanual Lutheran Church, 6020 Radford, North Hollywood, CA.


Letters about Rick are being collected for a special memory box for his sons, RJ and Hunter. They can be sent to:

Mrs. Lori Biggs
c/o Patricia Tallman
6433 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Notes and letters are also being collected at The Galactic Gateway forum. Go to
http://www.thegalacticgateway.com/phpbb/ and post a note. Pat Tallman will be printing out the notes and taking them to the memorial service for the family.


A number of memorial efforts have begun. Special auctions are already underway at http://tinyurl.com/2az5w. Other efforts are listed at The Zocalo Today, http://www.isnnews.net.

Pat Tallman will be conducting a memorial event at The Galactic Gateway, so please visit the website to post a note and to get current information.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Today We Lost Richard Biggs

via JMS from the mod group.

Subject: Today We Lost Richard Biggs
I was awakened today with several phone calls from cast members and Doug to pass along the terrible news that this morning, Richard Biggs passed away.

We're still gathering information, so take none of this as firm word, but what seems to have happened, happened quickly. He woke up, got up out of bed...and went down. The paramedics who showed up suggested it was either an aneurysm or a massive stroke.

His family members have been informed, and all of the the cast have, as far as we can determine, also been informed.

This is a terrible loss for all of us. Richard was a consummate professional but more than that he was an honorable, stand-up guy. If he gave you his word on something, you never had to wonder about it afterward. He was always helpful and supportive of all the cast, even those who only came in for one episode, always with a ready smile and determined to do whatever it took to make the scene work. He was, quite simply, a terrific guy, and everyone here is just devastated at the news.

More word as this develops. We may try to have some kind of fund raiser to help give whatever assistance may be helpful for his kids.

We all miss him terribly.


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Anyone wishing to send a card to Rick's family should send it to:

Mrs. Laurie Biggs
c/o Pat Tallman
6433 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #207
Canoga Park, CA 91303

Wednesday, May 19, 2004