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What was Greg Bear's net worth? Sci-fi author and co-founder of San Diego Comic-Con dies at 71

Astrid Bear, the writer’s wife, said he died peacefully in a Seattle hospital. 'He was not alone,' she wrote in a message to friends
UPDATED NOV 21, 2022
American novelist and illustrator Greg Bear has died at the age of 71 (@AstridBear/Twitter)
American novelist and illustrator Greg Bear has died at the age of 71 (@AstridBear/Twitter)

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: American novelist and illustrator Greg Bear has died at the age of 71. Bear was best known for writing books in the 'Star Wars,' 'Star Trek,' and 'Halo,' Franchises. He also served as one of the five co-founders of San Diego Comic-Con. Bear is survived by his wife Astrid, son Erik, and daughter Alexandra.

Bear reportedly died on November 19 from multiple strokes, caused by clots that had been hiding in a false lumen of the anterior artery to the brain since a 2014 surgery. He was kept on life support for two days. Not expected to survive, he was eventually removed from life support.


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Bear's wife, Astrid Bear, wrote in a November 19 Facebook post, "I had a long and informative meeting with Greg’s care team this afternoon: neurologist, critical cardiac care doctor, surgeon, and palliative care team. The neurologist showed me the MRI images and carefully explained the range of impacts to expect from the many areas of stroke damage in many parts of the brain. Even if he returned to consciousness, and they feel this is highly unlikely, he would probably need 24-hour care and be limited in his cognitive and communication abilities, as well as many other issues. This is not the life he wants to lead, and the conversation we had and his advance directive were both very clear on this. These were a final gift from Greg, and I am confident in making this decision now that he is unable to express his wishes."

"So we will be removing life support, tomorrow or Sunday, after the kids and I have another chance to spend time with him, with more holding hands and expressing love. Once that is done, they will keep him pain-free and calm, and his passing will be peaceful," she added. "I will spare you daily updates until that time, but know that I’ll be there as much as I can, as he journeys to the undiscovered country."


What was Greg Bear's net worth?

According to Idol Net Worth, Bear had a net worth of $43.7 million. However, there is no other credible proof of this amount.

Bear was born in San Diego, California in 1951. His first novel, 'Hegira', was published in 1979. He had been a science-fiction writer throughout his life, covering various topics. According to his website, "Greg Bear has written more than thirty novels and five story collections, earning him five Nebulas, two Hugos, two Endeavours, and the Galaxy Award (China)." He was notably a guest on podcasts and talk shows, including 'The Daily Show.'

Tributes poured in on social media after the news of Bear's death surfaced. "I'm so sorry about this. A magnificent writer absolutely adored by just about everyone I know in SF/F. All our best wishes for you," one user wrote on Twitter, addressing Astrid. "Mr Bear was my first over-the-moon SciFi author love, and to this day his Queen of Angels is my very favorite novel in any genre. A few decades ago my ladyfriend wrote him secretly, asking him to send me a Xmas card (because I talked about him incessantly). And he did!" wrote another user. "He was such a lovely person - we met when I’d just published my first short story, and he was so genuinely thrilled and excited for me even though we’d just met, and we talked about Star Trek. Thinking of you and him, with love," another user told Astrid.




"Oh no! A magnificent writer. His Eon and Eternity series were richly brilliant - the 'Jarts' aliens were the most terrifying creations in all SF, and his explorations of personal identity some of the most philosophically fascinating in narrative form," one user wrote, while another said, "The planet has shifted a little—an integral part of the world has gone. I’m grateful and honored to have known Greg a little bit. Love to you and the family, Astrid." "I will never forget the nice conversation with Greg Bear on the Strugatzkis (who he met and I was very jealous) after "Darwin's Radio" appeared. I had a chat with a great author on my favorite Soviet time authors and it was very kind of him to share his memories with me. RIP," commented one user.




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