I signed on to Myspace tonight and saw something I didn't want to see in a blog: "RIP Kim Manners."
I did an internet search and discovered something I didn't want to discover. He died of cancer.
I am sick and tired of that ugly disease taking people away. I watched my daddy die from it. I never even had the chance to meet the grandfather I was named after because of it.
And it is an awful, cruel disease. I don't know Kim Manners personally. I just know he was a great director, but I've experienced the loss of loved ones due to cancer, and my heart goes out to his friends and family. My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered a loss due to cancer.
~~~KIM MANNERS 1950-2009~~~
Kim Manners made his directorial debut in 1978, directing an episode of Charlie's Angels. Other notable directorial credits to Manners' name include episodes of 21 Jump Street, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Baywatch, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and The Commish.
Manners signed on to produce and direct The X-Files in the show's second season He, along with his fellow producers on The X-Files, was nominated for four Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Following the finale of The X-Files in 2002, Manners directed a number of small projects before signing on to direct and produce Supernatural in 2005. He was a vital part of the show for the next four seasons. After directing the first episode of the fourth season, he learned he had lung cancer. He died in Los Angeles, California, on January 25, 2009.
It was stated that the cast of Supernatural has been walking around in a daze... I've been there. This is a sad, tragic thing to try and come to grips with, especially as fast as this seemed to have hit.
It is my sincere hope that organizations like SU2C.org can help us find the cure soon and that one day we no longer see posts like this one.