It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of yet another horror icon in Wilford Brimley, known to horror fans as Blair in John Carpenter’s The Thing, who has passed away at the age of 85.
Brimley had been ill for two months with a kidney ailment, according to The New York Times (TNYT). You can read the actor’s obituary by the TNYT here.
Brimley’s character in Carpenter’s The Thing was the Senior Biologist at Outpost 31. Blair was “assimilated” eventually by the “Thing”, which resulted in the monster known as “Blair-Thing.”
He will be remembered in our community forever! Our thoughts, prayers and love go to his family and friends.
Source: Bloody Disgusting