Monday, April 23, 2012

Tributes To Jonathan Frid Continue

  • Dark Shadows movie director Tim Burton has issued a statement saluting actor Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins), who has died at the age of 87. "It's a sad day. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet Jonathan on the set this past spring. He left an indelible impression. Barnabas lives on!"
  • One of the most interesting articles about Jonathan's passing comes from Canadian newspaper of Jonathan's hometown, The Hamilton Spectator. Speaking to family members and local friends, the piece gives a fascinating insight into Jonathan's day-to-day life away from the spotlight. To read it online, click here.
  • Elsewhere, media reaction to the news has been widespread, with hundreds of articles published online and in print. Among the major pieces are stories from Entertainment Weekly, Variety, The Huffington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Reuters and BBC News, along with UK journals The Guardian, The Independent and The Telegraph. Jonathan Frid also trended on Twitter.
  • And finally, Rue Morgue magazine features Jonathan on the cover of its May issue, pictured above. The edition, completed before his death, includes one of the actor's last print interviews and is available now from specialist stores.

6 comments:

Sharon Lynn H. said...

I bet it was quite an honor working with and being in legendary Actor Jonathin Frid's our beloved Barnabas Collins presence. Very kind words from the Director Tim Burton regarding Mr. Frid's passing for he will be truelly missed and never forgotten. And what a treasure keep the new Feature/Coverage from RUE MORGUE magazine: awesome painting on Frid/B. Collins has haunting rich vintage feel. I definately want to purchase this latest magazine on Rue Morgue, just beautiful!! And the indepth/Heartfelt coverage on a Classic Theatre Actor passing respectfully done. Thank you! Wow, MR. FRID lived..'87 yrs old, that's a blessing. Much respects and healtfelt condolences to Jonathin FRID's Family and the DARK SHADOWS Family Cast & Crew.

andrea said...

somehow i get the feeling from Mr. Burton's comments that there WILL be a BIG mention and/or tribute to Mr. Frid at the beginning or end of the new movie...

lonn4670 said...

I really enjoyed the article from the Spec about the diner and Jonathan's nephews being so proud of him. It was so very touching. It was amazing that the ownder of the diner had no idea who Jonathan was! I am currently watching Dark Shadows in Parallel Time 1970 and came across an interview with a crtic who said that Jonathan Frid's portrayal of Barnabas is what made the character so enduring. He also was in praise in praise of the late Dan Curtis for bringing Dark Shadows to daytime tv. He was a fan and just loved it like we all did and do to this day.

Unknown said...

Does anyone know if Jonathan Frid's website is ever coming back on line?
I would like to know if it was taken down, or if it will be back. I was enjoying listening to some of the readings on the website, but now it is down. Could someone check please?

Ron_Daisy said...

Jonathan's site should be up in about a week. It crashed from all the people trying to access it. Now that's a great tribute to a fantastic guy.

Samantha said...

Is Jonathan Frid's website back up yet? :( I've been trying to visit it.