Kim Manners, X-Files producer, passes away

The sci-fi world lost one of its best this weekend. Kim Manners, producer of The X-Files and Supernatural passed away on January 25 in Los Angeles after a battle with lung cancer. He was 58.

Manners made his mark in the science-fiction genre with his work on The X-Files, serving as producer on the landmark series from 1995 to the show's conclusion in 2002. His most recent work came as producer and director on The CW's Supernatural, even helming the episode "Family Remains," which aired just a few weeks ago.

It wasn't a strict diet of sci-fi for Manners. He also directed episodes of programs such as 21 Jump Street, Simon & Simon, Charlie's Angels, and even Baywatch.

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke released this statement regarding Manner's passing: "Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated. Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him."

You will be missed, Kim.

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thank you Kim for your hard work, you will be missed Rest In Peace
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RIP Kim. You will be missed.
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RIP Kim. You will be missed.
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)': Kim, may you rest in peace. You will always be in our hearts for making Supernatural so wonderful.
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wow this is sad news indeed. Rest in Peace, Kim. You will always be remembered for the wonderful work you have done.
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rest in peace, Kim... we will always remember the great works you had done.. thank you
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Kim brought so much to both shows and even though most of us never met him, we can still honor his memory by sending our thoughts out to him and whatever family he might have. (It's supposed to be January 25, by the way.)
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I feel so sad, for a man I don't even know, but he brought so much to Supernatural. My condolences to his family and friends. RIP Kim, thank you so much for all your hard work.
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R.I.P Kim! We will miss you!
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This is so sad, but does anyone else than me think that it's weird that it says: passed away on February 25? If this is true, this must be the sadest article he ever read...
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He was Supernatural Person. He made X-File and Supernatural wich be remembered for years. Those 2 were, are will be a canon of TV sience fiction
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He was Supernatural Person. He made X-File and Supernatural wich be remembered for years. Those 2 were, are will be a canon of TV sience fiction
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My condolences to his family. His work will be missed.
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RIP
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We'll miss you on Supernatural Kim! RIP!
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Kim Manners was an absolute talent. He brought life and energy to Supernatural, and took it to heights it probably never would have been able to reach, and made Supernatural a great replacement show for fans of The X-Files. It is of course on this show that he truly made his mark, as one of the most talented directors on the show, brilliantly helming some of the best episodes across the 52 episodes he directed, including the pivotal mythology episodes "Zero Sum", "Emily", "Redux II", "Two Fathers", "Requiem", "Max", and not to mention my favourite episode of all time, "Closure", as well as the brilliant stand-alone episodes "Home", "Demons", "Chinga" and "Leonard Betts", not to mention being given the job of directing the two hour series finale of The X-Files back in 2002. He always gave 110% week in, week out, and will be extremely sorely missed by everyone. Rest In Peace Kim Manners.
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RIP Kim...
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RIP
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That he may rest in piece. Kim you will be missed!
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This is so sad, he will be remembered for all his work.
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This is so sad. I love Kim Manners work. SN will not be the same without him in the director's chair.
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Condolensces to his family. You will definitely be missed, Rest in Peace!
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Kim Manners, You will definitely be missed R.I.P.
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Any show Kim touched turned to gold and was worth watching. You'll be sorely missed. :(
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R.I.P. Kim Manners, You will definitely be missed. You will always be one of the best directors of Supernatural in our hearts. Also, my prayers goes to your family as well.
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My heart goes out to his family and friends through this tough time.
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A major loss for his family and friends and those of who never met him but loved his work.
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my deepest sympathies go out to all those who know Manners, both family and friends. He will be deeply missed.
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My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.
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man im actually crying.....
he'll be missed
i just hav one question though " ...passed away on February 25..." did u actually mean february? or is it supposed to be january [in like... 4 days ago]??
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sad news for a great man. RIP
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He will be missed.



You have the wrong day listed, it was JANUARY 25 2009, not February.
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very very sad news
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My condolensces. Rest in Peace
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This is so awful. Condolensces to his family and friends.
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This is so sad. I will always remember him.
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No... The X-Files is on my heart poor guy my condolences to the family



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And he was so young. My heart goes out to his family.
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This is really sad. I love the X-files and 21 Jump Street. He was great.

We'll miss him. Btw, it's January 25th, not February.
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Wow. Sad to see one of the great ones pass away.
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