I was saddened to learn of the death of Ken Bulmer (aka Alan Burt Akers, among many other pseudonyms). He passed away peacefully in his sleep on 16th December 2005. He had been suffering from a series of strokes which had robbed him of his speech and his ability to write. He was 84. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends.
I am sorry to say that I never met Ken, but I feel that I knew him to some extent through his written words, and through which, I hope, his memory will live on.