Greg Bear, Author of the Halo Forerunner Saga Books and Co-founder of SDCC, Dead at 71

    "Spartans never die, they're only missing in action"

    Greg Bear, Author of the Halo Forerunner Saga Books and Co-founder of San-Diego Comic Con, passed away on November 18th due to complications after heart surgery.

    Greg Bear’s wife, Astrid Bear, announced on Facebook Friday night that he was removed from life support this weekend. Greg’s caretakers felt it was highly unlikely that he will return to consciousness. If he did, he would require 24 hour care while having chronic brain dysfunction. According to Astrid, Greg told her that this is not the life he wants to live; thus the decision to take him off of life support.

    Astrid stated that her and the kids would spend time with him one last time before saying their goodbyes.

    Greg Bear is a science fiction book writer that worked on many novels including the Halo Forerunner trilogy.

    greg bear will be removed from life support Halo: Cryptum (2011)

    greg bear will be removed from life support Halo: Primordium (2012)

    greg bear will be removed from life support Silentium (2013)

    Greg explored the Halo universe like never before at the time. With fans only experiencing Halo through the games, this was the first time players saw Halo elsewhere. The books managed to make New York Times and Los Angeles Time Hardcover Fiction Bestseller lists. Greg’s push to explore the Halo universe has helped grow the Halo franchise to what it is today.

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    Frank O’Connor, franchise development director 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 story of Halo. Despite Greg Bear being on life support, his passion for sci-fi will be remembered for ages.

    Greg Bear has received a few awards and accolades from 1983 to 2007. Doris Lessing, 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, complimented Greg Bear by calling him a great writer.

    Greg also explored other avenues of science fiction. He illustrated not only for the Star Trek Concordance book, but also drew covers for popular science fiction magazines. He worked on the Board of Advisors for the Museum of Science and Fiction.

    Final Weapon extends their heartfelt regards to Greg Bear’s family and friends.

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