The Cryptozoology Deaths of 2020
by Loren Coleman, Cryptozoology A to Z
It is that time of year when we gather our notes on the recently deceased people whose lives have been touched by cryptozoology and cryptids, who produced the books we read on monsters and Bigfoot, and those who have touched others.
The year of 2020 was awful, we all know that. During this troubling 12 months cryptozoology and hominology saw some well-known and lesser-known figures die. All deaths are deeply experienced, and we pause to remember those who have passed away, with respect for them, their families, and for all they shared and created. Cryptozoologists and cryptid fieldworkers, cryptomovie stars, media folks and popular culturists are recalled here for our annual goodbye and celebration of their lives.
Bryan Sykes, 73, geneticist, died December 10, 2020.
Richard Corben, 80, comic book artist, died December 2, 2020.
Glen Carruth, played “Bobby Ford” in The Legend of Boggy Creek, died December 2, 2020.
Monkey, 16, celebrity dog, passed away circa November 28, 2020. The fifth star of Finding Bigfoot (May 29, 2011 – May 27, 2018; Animal Planet) was James “Bobo” Fay’s pet companion, (1/2 Jack russel, 1/4 pitbull, 1/4 wolfhound; born August 5, 2004).
Bill Miller, 63, Sasquatch Tour Founder, died October 1. 2020.
Kevin Burns, 65, executive producer of In Search of Monsters, Ancient Aliens, etc., died September 27, 2020.
Scott Marlowe, 66, Florida cryptozoologist, died September 17, 2020.
Danielle Auclair, 50 , Florida Bigfooter, died September 7, 2020.
David Dragosin, 71, Pennsylvania Bigfooter, died July 23, 2020.
Dmitri Bayanov, 88, Russian hominologist, died June 1, 2020.
Cindy Butler, 64, Boggy Creek actress, died May 26, 2020.
John C. Tomikel, 92, publisher of The Creature, died May 20, 2020.
David Wright, 64, Florida Bigfooter, died April 18, 2020.
Scott Colborn, 69, Nebraskan Fortean radio show host, died March 30, 2020.
Sherry Steiger, 74, Fortean author and coauthor, died March 10, 2020.
Paul H. LeBlond, 81, cryptozoology researcher, author, and organizer, died February 8, 2020.
Tom Page, 91, Bigfoot expedition sponsor, died January 23, 2020.
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