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Donald Michael Kraig, author of the popular introductory occult text Modern Magick and former editor of Fate magazine, has sadly passed away at age 62. Kraig had been fighting Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. His wife Holly posted this note to her Facebook account:

It is with great sadness that I announce that Donald Michael Kraig took his last breaths last night (3/17/2014) and died. He has crossed over to Summerland and is finally no longer suffering. The type of cancer he had was just too aggressive for us to do any more treatments and his body finally gave way. He did not suffer. He simply slipped away in his sleep.

Publishers Llewellyn have also posted a short obituary on their site.

The Kraigs had been running a fundraising campaign to help cover Donald’s health expenses – his wife Holly has asked that rather than cards or flowers, anybody that wants to help are welcome to contribute to that campaign to help cover funeral expenses.