Fandom loses one of our own: RIP Racheal Ambrose

It is with great sadness that we found out that night that blogger Racheal Ambrose has passed away. Her husband posted the sad news on her blog The Galactic Drift last night:

I just thought I should inform anyone who knows Racheal online, that she passed away this evening in a car accident at the fault of another.

Racheal did attend Origins for a few days, but we never really got the chance to talk, sadly. Still, I enjoyed her blog and thought she was a fresh new voice in the blogging community.

Racheal tweeted as @reambrose and wrote fanfic under the username FelsGoddess. Tricia at Fangirl, Brian at Tosche Station and Nanci, Mike at TFN, and even Erich at Star Wars Books have written some memorials for her; Feel free to link others in the comments. There’s also some discussion on the Fanfic Lounge thread on the TFN temporary boards.

UPDATE #1: Here’s a news story on the accident, and Racheal’s obituary.

UPDATE #2: Tricia has written a longer post remembering Rachael.

I’ve collected some tweets under the cut.

5 Replies to “Fandom loses one of our own: RIP Racheal Ambrose”

  1. A terrible shame. I had just been catching up on her stuff last week…Racheal was an extremely talented and engaging writer.

  2. Thank you. Thank you for posting this, and for linking to the memorials.

    She had such a passion for the Star Wars ‘verse and will be greatly missed.

  3. Aaron, you are her favorite author. Not just Star Wars author, but author. She was so excited to meet you.

    It means the world that you took the time to reply.

    That goes for everyone else too. I’m just blown away.

  4. Damn. I knew her with the fanfics as FelsGoddess. Hit me like a punch in the face to hear that she’s passed. My condolences to her family and friends. Such a wonderful writer and a wonderful person.

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