For those of you not on Facebook, this was the announcement of Margot Adler’s passing, posted by her son, Alex.
Old friends, long time fans, today at 4am Margot breathed easily for the first time in two weeks. Later today, at 10:30am she was pronounced deceased.
Her condition had been getting much worse over the weeks and months and the brain radiation (which she had a treatment of scheduled today, tomorrow, and wednesday) was thought to help her double vision, since it was the cause.
Well, Margot and John both won’t be seeing double anymore, but they will be seeing each other for the rest of time.
With much love and difficulty do I write this,
Her son, Alex
I told M. about it as she was listening to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and her first question was why NPR had not mentioned it, given Margot’s many years as a reporter there. Maybe they cannot move that fast. When they do, do you think that they will mention that she was composing hymns to the Olympian deities as a teenager, let alone that she was a Gardnerian Witch?
UPDATE: At least the NPR blog mentioned it, but putting it after the facts that she was Alfred Adler’s grand-daughter (though she never met him) and that she wrote about vampires: “Margot had a long-standing interest in the occult.”
Ah, “the occult.”
UPDATE 2: You will find more updates on news media treatments of Margot’s passing in the comments.