It is with a sad heart that I am to inform you all that San Diego Comic-Con President John Rogers has passed away. His untimely death was caused as a result of complications from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. Rodgers helped take SDCC from a minor 5000 guest event to the world wide super event that it is today.
SDCC first broke the news over their Twitter feed.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of John Rogers, President of Comic-Con,” the account tweeted. “John died on Saturday, November 10, 2018 as a result of complications from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.”
“As our longest serving president, first elected in 1986 and re-elected every year since, John’s tenure saw Comic-Con grow from a select gathering of fans to the largest and most prestigious convention of its kind in the world.”
On a personal note I just want to say thank you to John Rodgers, your convention has given me so many opportunities and helped me form so many great friendships and lasting memories and I know I am not the only one who feels this way, so once again, thank you.
Rogers is survived by his wife Janet Tait, sister Barbara, and brother David. The Rogers family has asked for donations to be sent to The American Brain Tumor Association or the American Civil Liberties Union in lieu of flowers