I am forlorn. I learned today that Jonathan Frid passed into rest Friday, April 13th 2012 of natural causes at Juravinski Hospital in his home town of Hamilton, Ontario. Best known for his signature role of Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows, he was a man of class and a fine actor. Perhaps he might have smiled a bit at the thought that his last day among us was Friday 13th. It certainly puts an atmospheric and memorable bookend to his life. If he planned a dramatic gesture for his departure, he could not have done better. He will be missed. He was a fondly remembered part of my youth. Rest peacefully, Mr. Frid.