View Full Version : RIP Ben Chapman
Feb 21, '08, 5:19 PM
Ben Chapman, known to his fans as the Creature from the Black Lagoon, has died. He had been a fixture at conventions for years and was widely beloved by monster fans. Ben was one of two actors who wore the famous Creature suit in the original film in 1954. Ricou Browning was the actor who portrayed the Creature in his underwater sequences, while Ben was the Creature in all of his out-of-water sequences. I deeply regret that I never got to meet Mr. Chapman. There's been a real outpouring of grief at his loss all over the various monster-related boards today.
Feb 21, '08, 5:24 PM
That sucks,I remember seeing him in a few conventions and never getting autograph :embarassed: man I regret it now ....RIP BUDDY
Feb 21, '08, 7:19 PM
Wow, that is to bad. I have the Creature Trilogy and they have a whole thing about him in the bonus features.
Feb 21, '08, 8:52 PM
A true gentleman in every sense of the word. I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with him a few years back when he attended our Wonderfest convention. He will be sorely missed. Here is the link to his home page.
Ben Chapman as the Creature From the Black Lagoon (http://www.dogpile.com/clickserver/_iceUrlFlag=1?rawURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.the-reelgillman.com%2F&0=&1=0&4=184.108.40.206&5=220.127.116.11&9=88fb33b06e794ce09321abc15f74c801&10=1&11=info.dogpl&13=search&14=239138&15=main-title&17=1&18=1&19=0&20=0&21=1&22=j0WGk0gEJdQ%3D&23=0&40=5p6tyy936AihBd4jML0e3g%3D%3D&_IceUrl=true)
Feb 21, '08, 8:53 PM
I met him, Ricco and Julie Adams at WF several years ago. Sweethearts, just sweethearts. A very sad day.
Feb 21, '08, 10:57 PM
wow thats too bad. I never met him but he will be missed for sure. RIP
Feb 22, '08, 8:15 AM
Ah man that's too bad. He was always very friendly at cons and I hate to loose one of the last classic monsters.
Feb 22, '08, 10:00 AM
Very sad news.
Feb 22, '08, 12:39 PM
very very sad
wish i had been able to meet him
Feb 24, '08, 4:19 AM
i feel so sad now :( god rest his soul...
Feb 24, '08, 5:55 AM
May he RIP.
Feb 25, '08, 6:53 PM
I was lucky enough to meet Ben 8 years ago. He was a very nice man. I was saddened to hear of his death.
Feb 25, '08, 9:23 PM
R.I.P. Ben......one of my favourite monsters
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