August 21, 2011 – Budd Hopkins has died.
On January 10, 1990, Budd Hopkins inscribed these words to John Mack, then a nascent inquirer into the subject of alien encounters:
“For John, with every good wish to a future – I hope – colleague.”
Today, Sunday August 21, 2011, we remember a pioneer of the alien encounter phenomenon, with every good wish in return.
Budd Hopkins, June 15, 1931 – August 21, 2011.
Link to statement on Hopkins’ site:
Statement from Leslie Kean:
“I’m very sad to announce that Budd Hopkins died today, August 21, at 1:35 pm. Budd had been under hospice care for about three weeks, at his home in New York. The combination of liver cancer and pneumonia led to his death. His daughter Grace Hopkins-Lisle and I were with him almost continuously during these past weeks. He was not in any pain throughout any of the process, and he received the best possible care and loving support from those closest to him. Today he gradually slipped away, and simply quietly stopped breathing. He died peacefully and without any struggle, with Grace, Grace’s husband Andrew, and me by his side. Thanks to all of you for being such strong supporters of this extraordinary man, who has contributed so much to our lives, in so many different ways.
– Leslie Kean”