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message 1: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 3365 comments Mod

Housecore Horror Festival co-founder dies during load-out
Marc Savlov, 8:10pm, Mon. Oct. 27

Reports began to arrive early this afternoon that Corey Mitchell, the true-crime author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder, had suffered a heart attack this morning outside Emo’s and subsequently died mere hours after the second annual event had concluded.

At the time of his death early Monday morning, Mitchell, 47, was apparently loading up his car with help from a fan who had spent the night nearby. According to Kate Richardson, partner of Housecore Records founder and Pantera/Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo, “[The fan] heard a thud and turned around and saw [Mitchell] on his knees. Then he fell all the way down. He got him on his side and then he called for help.”

”We’re really just still in shock,” said Anselmo, who we reached by phone. “After Danzig was done, Corey and I got up on stage and thanked all the bands and all the fans, the filmmakers, and the Texas Chain Saw people. It’s all just horrifically surreal. This one hurts, man. They all do, but this has a special kind of hurt to it. The event was such a blast, such a success, and everybody had such a great time. Nobody worked as hard as Corey. He believed in it so fucking much. He fought for it every inch of the way. It’s like lightning striking, man, you just never know.

As a writer, Mitchell penned multiple best-selling true-crime books, including 2005’s Murdered Innocents, the definitive accounting of the Austin Yogurt Shop Murders. At the time of his death he was working on Anselmo’s autobiography Mouth for War: Pantera and Beyond,” due out from Simon & Schuster in January 2015. He is survived by his wife Audra and daughters Emma and Sabrina.

message 2: by Karen (new)

Karen (ocdofbooks) I just stumbled upon this and it is so sad...I am currently reading one of his books-Pure Murder-my first one from him...

message 3: by Wendy (new)

Wendy K | 2 comments Great writer. RIP Corey.

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Whitney (sparkysgrl88) | 3 comments wow just heard about this. sad to hear

message 5: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 6 comments Gee, and so young too, RIP

message 6: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Rother (caitlinrother) | 8 comments Corey was a good man with a good heart. He was always nice to me and I always appreciated his support, his professionalism and his work to bring a number of us true crime authors together in his blog, IN COLD BLOG, some of whom I got to know because of Corey. I was very very sad to see the news of his passing, and always wondered if he just worked himself to death. He was probably close to my age, but always had so many things going on. I feel bad for his wife and children that he went so young. Just came across this thread and wanted to say that I miss Corey and wish that he were still around. RIP Corey.

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Chris Mentillo (chrismentillo) | 1 comments I didn't get the opportunity to meet Corey, but it is quite obvious he was a hard worker, and well respected family man too. It broke my heart to hear this happen, especially when kids are involved (being left without a father, and all ) wife, etc.. I really do feel heart-broken for his wife, and kids. Perhaps we can do a fundraiser or something. Nonetheless, he should never be forgotten. The world of literature needs to recognize this hard working family man at the very least. RIP my friend.

Caitlin, I wanted to tell you something interesting about this whole thing. But I will talk to you about it behind closed curtains. lol.

message 8: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Rother (caitlinrother) | 8 comments Chris, shoot me an email, crother@flash.net, if you like. I'm curious...

Maryann MJS1228 (mjs1228) | 10 comments I'm usually the last to know and this, apparently, is no exception.

Sad news.

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