Monday, January 26, 2009

RIP Kim Manners

Kim Manners, the Executive Producer for Supernatural, passed away yesterday due to complications from lung cancer.

Eric Kripke released this statement: "Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him."

For more information check out this article from BuddyTV.

6 comments:

MJFredrick said...

OMG! How sad!

TerriClark said...

It really is. He was a huge creative force and beloved member of the show.

Trish Milburn said...

How sad. I hadn't even heard he was sick.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I hadn't either, Trish, and while something like that is often kept quiet, it sounds like it was a surprise even to the people he worked with. Devastating.

TerriClark said...

They knew Kim was sick. I read another article that said the cast has been having a hard time for awhile and people would suddenly burst into tears. :( Jim Beaver lost his wife to the same thing so I imagine it's that much harder.

Kathryn S said...

How awful for the cast and crew, and his family. So sad.