Many of you won’t recognize the name, but to those in the podiobooks community, we all loved P.G. Holyfield. While others were content to just narrate their own works, P.G. dared to produce a full-cast audio production of his book, Murder at Avedon Hill. It was not only a great story, it was a great experience for an aspiring voice actor. He rounded up some of the best talent the podcast universe had to offer and turned out a thrilling mystery.
Sadly, P.G. lost his fight with cancer yesterday. Evo Terra from Podiobooks.com said it best (and created a lasting tribute to the author).
On August 20th 2014, at 11:20pm, P.G. Holyfield — author of Murder at Avedon Hill — lost his very short battle with cholangiocarcinoma, a particularly vicious and deadly form of cancer. He was 46 years old.
Effective now and for the immediate future, 100% of all donations we receive to Murder at Avedon Hill or made directly in P.G.s name will be provided to a fund set up to help care for the three young daughters left behind. Normally, we keep 25% of all donations. But in Patrick’s case (Patrick is the P in PG) all proceeds we collect go straight to them, no admin fees.
To say that we’re saddened and shocked by this is an understatement of the highest degree. A giant P.G.-sized hole is left in the lives of his extended family, to which I am deeply honored to be a part of. If you’ve listened to his work — here or in various other places, as the man was prolific — then you are part of it as well.
Rest well, my friend.
If you haven’t checked out his book (or any Podiobook), do so now. It’s really worth it and should you choose to donate, the money will go to a good cause.