The Passing of Ken Howard

March 23, 2016

It is with deep regret I report the sudden passing of Ken Howard. As you know, Ken was honored with a Shepherd’s just a year ago where he was bestowed Lifetime Honorary membership.

Ken was a committed advocate for performer’s rights, a supporter of strong labor protections, and a talented award winning actor. I was proud to work alongside Ken during the merger of SAG and AFTRA (along with fellow Lamb leslie Shreve). It was Ken’s vision and leadership that brought that historic moment into existence. Ken often had said that the merger was the perhaps the most important thing he had ever done. Ken also did what he could to help promote The Lambs and he took great pride in being among our ranks. And on a personal note, I considered him a friend.

Sometimes there are no words…..

Read more on SAG-AFTRAVariety, and the Hollywood Reporter

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Ken’s name to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation or the Onyx and Breezy Foundation.

Below are photos (courtesy of Lamb Jim Manley) from The Lambs’s luncheon where Ken was inducted as a member.