Friday, January 02, 2015

RIP: Jason Kahn

It is with great sadness that I report that one of BMU's most favored authors, Jason Kahn, has succumbed after a valiant 18 month battle with brain cancer, at the age of 45. 

Jason as you know has been with Beam Me Up for several years now with his ongoing story arc 'In Plain Sight'.   One of his last projects was to make sure that his series IPS, which was part of the Dark Inspectre series, was finished and up to date.  So that fans of Beam Me Up could enjoy the series well into 2015.

His passing will leave a large void in the heart of Beam Me Up and myself.  He will be greatly missed.

Jason was the former news editor of TCTMC and manager of academic content in the Editorial Services department of Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

A mentor and friend to many, Kahn brought his sense of humor and patience to every newsroom.  Jason was a direct yet charismatic leader with a knack for defusing stressful situations.

In his spare time, Kahn authored fantasy and science fiction, publishing countless short stories and the book Badge of lies.    He worked steady on his fiction writing over the past summer, writing 500 words each day. 

He is survived by his wife of 19 years Karen, sons, Simon 15 and Josh 10, parents Miles and Paula  and brother David.

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