I was sad all day yesterday when I got the news that the actor who'd played the original Barnabas Collins passed away on April 13 at the age of 87. His co-stars have said some very loving things about him. I had the pleasure of seeing him in just a few other things but he was a fine actor and, from all reports, a lovely man.

From Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie/Josette): http://networkedblogs.com/wC485

From Lara Parker (Angelique): http://laraparkersite.blogspot.co.uk...than-frid.html

From David Selby (Quentin): http://www.davidselby.com/blog/2012/...r-to-jonathan/

And from Johnny Depp (playing Barnabas in the upcoming movie): http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2012/...lvrit=63378#/0

...in memory still bright. Dark Shadows was a big part of my childhood. The worlds a little dimmer place knowing that this particular light has gone out.