In Memorium

Brian Garfield: January 26th 1939 – December 29th 2018

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Brian Garfield was a longtime supporter to Wildlife Waystation and a dear friend of our founder Martine Colette. He and wife, Bina, have been intergral to the growth of Wildlife Waystation for several decades. We are deeply saddened by this loss.

Brian Garfield, Prolific Author of ‘Death Wish,’ Dies at 79

By Katharine Q. Seelye – Jan. 6, 2019

Brian GarfieldBrian Garfield, a prolific suspense author best known for his novel “Death Wish,” which became one of Hollywood’s longest-running film franchises, died on Dec. 29 at his home in Pasadena. He was 79. His wife, Bina Garfield, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease.

A distant relation of Mark Twain’s, Mr. Garfield wrote more than 70 books, which have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. Most were westerns, mystery novels and nonfiction. More than 19 movies were based on his writings.


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Brian Garfield, Prolific Author of ‘Death Wish,’ Dies at 79

by Mike Barnes – Jan. 3, 2019

Deathwish Book ImageBrian Garfield, who wrote the 1972 novel Death Wish that spawned the popular movie franchise featuring Charles Bronson as an architect turned vigilante, has died. He was 79.

Garfield died Saturday at his home in Pasadena after a battle with Parkinson’s disease, Judy Coppage, his literary agent, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Garfield also wrote the screenplay, adapted from his 1975 novel, for Hopscotch, a 1980 comedy starring Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson and Sam Waterston. He said he wrote that book, in which no one dies, in response to the violence of Death Wish, and it won an Edgar Award.


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