Death of Richard Alf

January 4, 2012
San Diego, California | Age 59

Comic-Con co-founder dead at 59
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The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Richard Alf, one of the co-founders of San Diego's Comic-Con, has died from pancreatic cancer at age 59.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/A5XU8p ) reports that Alf joined up with a band of volunteers in 1970 to start the now-annual convention celebrating comic books.

Friend and fellow Comic-Con co-founder Mike Towry says Alf fronted a few thousand dollars to pay for the convention for the first three years...

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