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Charles Lippincott, Star Wars advertising & publicity supervisor, has passed away...

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‘Charles Lippincott, who was the advertising publicity supervisor for Star Wars, Alien, Flash Gordon and many others, has died from complications due to COVID-19. His wife made the announcement on Facebook….’:-
 

"I’ve been having a difficult time so it’s been hard for me to be coherent.

Charley has been in the ICU on a ventilator since Thurs night. After 48hrs, they tried removing the ventilator to see if Charley could breathe on his own. He could not. That was when I hoped for an Act of God, for the Force to flow through him, healing him and making him one with the Universe.

Charley had some kind of Covid-19 premonition that if he went to the hospital, he would probably die. At first, it frightened him, but then he became reconciled because he felt he had lived a full and rich life. Charley thought he had been blessed. He lived a good life, a full life, and was luckier than most. Oh, he wanted to continue living — there were things he still wanted to do — but he realized many of his peers were dying, and if the end came, it would be alright because he had had a full, rich life.

Earlier that Thurs — probably because the bacteria had been building, and seniors get disoriented when they have infections — Charley was happy because he thought we were waiting to go backstage at a concert. I couldn’t figure out who was playing, but he was happy because it was somebody he liked. I went to the cafeteria to get a snack, and when I got back, his eyes were closed and he was ready to sleep so I read him some fb posts. He got really angry over Ahmed’s murder and the persecution of blacks. That was my last conversation with him. Him being angry over how backwards our country still was. After that brief perk, he closed his eyes and went to sleep.

I left, then a couple of hours later, he had a heart attack, and the rest is history.

Today, my update for you is Charley’s EEG has come back flat. This means he no longer has brain activity.

I want to think his spirit has joined the 90,000 plus who have left this planet, who have entered the cosmos like Asimov’s stream of light. I think Charley would have liked that. The company of many, leaving behind their earthly bodies. He wanted to go beyond, and has done that. There are many Covid-19 deaths, and each death was a Charley to the people who loved them.

With that thought, I thank you, Bumpy"

 

the above is taken from http://www.jedinews.co.uk/film-music-tv/articles/charles-lippincott-has-passed-away
 

More information can also be found here…

Charles Lippincott Passed Away Following Heart Attack - AVP Galaxy

Charles Lippincott, R.I.P. - News From Me (Mark Evanier)

Charles Lippincott, ‘Star Wars’ Publicity Mastermind, Dies at 80 - The Hollywood Reporter

Charles Lippincott, ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ Publicist, Dies at 80 - Variety

Charles Lippincott, publicity guru who brought Star Wars to comic-con, dies aged 80 - SyFy

Charles Lippincott, legendary ‘founding pillar’ of ‘Star Wars’ phenomenon, dies at 80 - ABC News

How Star Wars Hypeman Charles Lippincott Changed Fandom Forever - Den Of Geek

Star Wars Promoter & Fandom Legend Charley Lippincott passes away - official Star Wars site

 

RIP Charles Lippincott

 

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Oh no!

I worked with him briefly on a project a while back. He was a very generous person. I can’t believe it.

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Incredibly sad. Rest in peace, Mr. Lippincott.

“That Darth Vader, man. Sure does love eating Jedi.”

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Such sad news.

One thing that I, selfishly, immediately thought about was a conversation I had with him that was, I believe, sent through PM on facebook. He has videotape copies of the SW workprint in his storage. Not sure if it’s B&W or what but he said he had it.

I wonder what is going to happen to his archives now.

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digitalfreaknyc said:

Such sad news.

One thing that I, selfishly, immediately thought about was a conversation I had with him that was, I believe, sent through PM on facebook. He has videotape copies of the SW workprint in his storage. Not sure if it’s B&W or what but he said he had it.

I wonder what is going to happen to his archives now.

And I was selfishly thinking about his upcoming Bob Penn ALIEN book.

By “SW workprint” you mean he has/had videotape copies of “The Lost Cut”?

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Slavicuss said:

digitalfreaknyc said:

Such sad news.

One thing that I, selfishly, immediately thought about was a conversation I had with him that was, I believe, sent through PM on facebook. He has videotape copies of the SW workprint in his storage. Not sure if it’s B&W or what but he said he had it.

I wonder what is going to happen to his archives now.

And I was selfishly thinking about his upcoming Bob Penn ALIEN book.

By “SW workprint” you mean he has/had videotape copies of “The Lost Cut”?

Correct.