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Died on this day in horror history – January 10

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January 10

2008 – The “first” of “our” kind. The woman who set the standard of the “horror host,” “Vampira” a.k.a. Maili Nurmi, passed away at the age of 86. She co-starred in the infamous “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and “The Magic Sword.”

2002 – Comic artist John Buscema passed away at the age of 74. Through the 60’s and 70’s he was an important part of Marvel’s rise to becoming a major comic company, having drawn just about every high profile Marvel figure including “The Avengers,” The Fantastic Four” and “The Silver Surfer.”

1982 – Comedian and “Hollywood Squares” center square, Paul Lynde passed away at the age of 55. He played the recurring role of “Uncle Arthur” the warlock on the “Bewitched” series.

1981 – Richard Boone, who starred in the films “I Bury the Living” and the TV movie “The Last Dinosaur,” passed away at the age of 63.

Vampira
Vampira
Paul Lynde
Paul Lynde
Richard Boone
Richard Boone

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.