On February 27th, 2014, New York Times bestselling author Aaron Allston passed away at age 53. The cause of death has been reported as a massive heart failure.In 2009, Mr. Allston had a heart attack and underwent emergency quadruple bypass surgery. He was able to successfully return to writing, penning the 2010 STAR WARS novel, FATE OF THE JEDI: BACKLASH. The dedication in BACKLASH reads: “To everyone in 2009 who helped me get through a very hard time.“
Far Far Away Radio, a Star Wars fansite, is hosting an auction in honor of Aaron Allston. This auction is for a 1st edition copy of FATE OF THE JEDI: BACKLASH, signed by Aaron Allston in 2010 at Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Florida. The copy is in mint-condition and has never been read.100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the American Heart Association, to further cardiovascular research in memory of Mr. Allston. A donation to the American Heart Association can make an immediate impact. According to the AHA website, donating will allow you to join “in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke. Your donation will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk.”This is an opportunity to further Mr. Allston’s legacy of kindness by reaching out to the countless others who need help getting through hard times of their own.Bidding will officially close on March 21, 2014 at 13:56:33 PDT.You can view the auction here.
Austin Blankenship, our bud from Far Far Away Radio just sent us this press release! Lets help them out!