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Hi, my name is Sarah Rinzler, and I’m starting this fundraiser for my dad, Jonathan.

Most of you visiting this fundraising page likely already know my dad’s story, but I’ll provide background here for those who don’t: Jonathan visited his doctor last August because of abdominal pain and an increasingly diminished appetite. That same month, he was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He was given three to four months to live. Since then, he has soldiered through many rounds of chemotherapy but often had allergic reactions. As we reach the one-year mark from his diagnosis, there are no more treatment options available; Jonathan is making end-of-life plans.

I can’t imagine a time when the mundane, such as paying bills, would feel less important; regardless, part of the reality of battling prolonged illness is facing a challenging financial situation. My parents, sister, and I appreciate any financial support you can provide — and thank you all for everything you have already done to help our family.

With love,

Sarah

https://www.gofundme.com/f/h2qw7z-jonathans-medical-expenses?member=12531375&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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Good to see people helping Jonathan Rinzler out - seems they reached their goal quite quickly too.

 

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Remembering Jonathan Rinzler, bestselling author of ‘Star Wars’ books’:-

www.berkeleyside.org/2021/08/04/jonathan-rinzler-obituary-making-of-star-wars-indiana-jones-author

‘Jonathan Rinzler, who wrote under the name J.W. Rinzler, died peacefully on July 28 at his home in Albion after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 58.’

 

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oojason said:

Good to see people helping Jonathan Rinzler out - seems they reached their goal quite quickly too.
 

Agreed and by my estimates it only took three days. It’s really good to see such kindness and generosity. It’s truly sad though that he’s in the condition he’s in. He has always been very generous to me in the brief times we spoke on Facebook. I’m really looking forward to reading his book about Howard Kazanjian.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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He passed away last week. 😦 RIP.

And in the time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as the Son of the Suns.

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I’m so sad to hear he died. I was going to pick up his Alien, and Aliens books a few weeks ago and then i read this news and was devastated beyond words.

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Rest in peace Mr. Rinzler

“Always in motion is the future”

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So sad to hear he’s passed on. May the Force be with him. Always.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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Very sad news. I hope signal boosting on the OT twitter helped with the bills even if only a little bit.

Rinzler collaborated with Pixar director Lee Unkrich on a forthcoming book on the making of The Shining, so we have one more project to look forward to.

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I’ll be sure to pick up his final book. RIP Jonathan Rinzler. The Force will be with him always.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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SilverWook said:

Rinzler collaborated with Pixar director Lee Unkrich on a forthcoming book on the making of The Shining, so we have one more project to look forward to.

This one as well:

It’s notable for not just being a biography about Howard Kazanjian but how he finally had the chance to interview Marcia Lucas. He said she gives her thoughts on the Prequels. Needless to say I’m very curious.

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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My condolences

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.