The Godzilla fandom was dealt a heavy blow on Tuesday when Aaron Smith, owner of the site Monster Zero (www.monsterzero.us) passed away after a major cardiac arrest. At only 36, Aaron was surely taken away at a young age, but did more for the Godzilla fandom in his short time than many other fans can say for themselves.
I followed Monster Zero's development since the days of "Godzilla News" back in 1999 in the "post-GINO" era, and through Monster Zero, I found myself new friends and allies in a community of like-minded individuals, and I owe that to Aaron.
"SIKESTON — Aaron J. Smith, 36, died at 5:07 p.m. May 30, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Feb. 9, 1970, in Fort Gordon, Ga., son of the late Alex and Polly Lou Gestring Smith Jr., he was a 1988 graduate of Sikeston High School and a 1994 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. He was self-employed as a Web site designer.
Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Reagan Smith of New Madrid; one sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Cliff Crowden of Sikeston; and one niece and five nephews.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements."
(From Monster Zero front page)
Support for Aaron's memory is much appreciated, so go visit MZ and leave a message or two.
I'm a Texas-based illustrator/comic artist with a somewhat...ODD sense of living, laughing and loving. I've worked on IDW's Beast Wars Sourcebook, Gleaming Scythe's graphic novels, Marvel's Hardcover Handbooks, not to mention my first full one-shot comic, Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops.
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