Terry (T.M.) Wright passed away early this morning. His wife reported on his Facebook page that he passed away early Halloween morning at 4:04 am. He had been in a nursing home in Corning, New York for several years with multiple health issues.
This is somber news for me, as a long time fan of his work. I had an opportunity to chat with Terry online at the Gorezone and Shocklines message boards back in the early 2000s. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to share with him how much I enjoyed his novels. I just posted a tribute article on Terry’s work here on Realms of Night a few weeks ago, celebrating the novels that made an impact on me and so many others. The article and gallery can be viewed here.
Farewell Terry Wright, and thank you for your kindness and your contributions to the genre.
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Terry was my brother. He was loved by his family and friends. He passed at 3:47 a.m. Halloween morning at the Corning Facility. Since he had no DNR in place, they attempted to resuscitate according to his wishes, but all efforts were unsuccessful.
As noted above, his wife posted on Facebook after the Facility called. His children found out via Facebook. Very sad.
His remains, per his wife, are being donated to science. According to her voicemail message to me, she could not afford to cremate him.
We are hopeful that his remains are returned to the family when all research is done so that we are able to spread his ashes and have closure. That is his wife’s call, and if that occurs, family would welcome any of Terry’s friends who would like to attend. Please let us know if you would like to know when and if this happens.
Thank you for posting. My sympathies for the loss you and the rest of his family are feeling right now. I would be glad to share via this site and social media any memorial plans for Terry. Please do let me know.
Very sad to learn this. Terry was always kind and encouraging to me. Considering he is my favorite writer, that always meant a lot.