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Kevin McCarthy, As I Remember Him

23 September 2010 8:02 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »



I suppose Kevin McCarthy has shaped a great part of my life the last seven years.

When my friend Nicole called last weekend to tell me that Kevin had died, it took the wind out of my sails.  Father Time gets the best of us all, in the end, and he’d eventually caught up with Kevin at the grand old age of 96.  I’d come to think of Mr. McCarthy much the way I had thought of my maternal grandmother;  until she actually passed away on her 95th birthday, I just sort of took it for granted that she was never going to die.  Not because I have any illusions about immortality, but because when elderly people hold up into their 90s, it tricks me into believing they’ll always be around.  But sure enough, I went on the net and found several short articles about how Kevin McCarthy had succumbed to pneumonia, »

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