Story updated 8/3/2017 at 11:30 AM
According to many credible sources, revered UFO and conspiracy author Jim Marrs passed from a heart attack at the age of 73 on August 2nd, 2017. On June 24th of this year, Marrs had suspended his site due to health issues.
The Fort Worth, Texas native was a lion among ufologists but was mostly known for his books and research about conspiracy theories surrounding the John F Kennedy assassination and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His book Crossfire was a New York Times best-seller and helped inspire Oliver Stone's film JFK. He was also a frequent public speaker and radio and TV show guest.
I met Mr. Marrs less than a year ago at Alien Con in Santa Clara, California. He was warm, welcoming, and quietly witty, and I was lucky enough to run into him on two separate occasions, and even get a photo. While graciously taking the time to chat with me in a hotel lobby one morning, our conversation was interrupted by his cell phone ring, which sounded like a cartoon spaceship. That was okay with me.
I've had to write a few sad features over the years, sharing news about the deaths of high-profile UFO or conspiracy believers. However, this news really hits especially close to home. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Marrs; he will be dearly missed.
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