In less than three weeks, Frid will be making his last screen appearance with a cameo in the Dark Shadows movie.
Rather than writing something myself, I want to pass along the tribute paid by Johnny Depp, the new Barnabas Collins.
Jonathan Frid was the reason I used to run home from school to watch Dark Shadows. His elegance and grace was an inspiration then and will continue to remain one forever more.
When I had the honor to finally meet him, as he so generously passed the torch of Barnabas to me, he was as elegant and magical as I had always imagined.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends. The world has lost a true original.
More than ever, we will be looking to Depp and Tim Burton to honour cherished memories.
Goodbye, Mr. Frid.