The trade organization ComicsPro is reporting that well-known retailer Rory Root (owner of Comic Relief in Berkeley, CA) is in the hospital in a coma.
Rory’s a wonderful guy and I’m very sorry to hear this news. Please send your good thoughts/prayers/wishes his way.
Update: Heidi is now reporting that Rory has passed away. Rest in peace, Rory.
Update: Paul Levitz and fellow retailer Brian Hibbs provide testimonials as to why his passing has saddened so many. Tom Spurgeon provides a history of Rory’s time in the comic retail business.