Our hearts go out to Heather Langenkamp, who most horror fans know as Nancy from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise launched by Wes Craven in 1984. We’re just getting word that her son, Atticus Anderson, has passed away following a battle with brain cancer; he was 26 years old.
Heather made the announcement while canceling an upcoming appearance at the Days of the Dead convention in Atlanta.
Langenkamp’s Official Statement:
Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Fans,
I was intending on being with you in Atlanta this weekend but as you know I will not be able to come. Our family suffered a great loss this month. David and mine’s beloved son, Atticus, has passed away from Brain Cancer. Atticus was an amazing human being and we miss him terribly. Thank you for your understanding. I hope to see you all very soon.
Love to all,
Per The Malibu Times:
“Atticus was a maker, an inventor and an admirer of all things sensible and beautiful,” a loved one said. There was never a thing he felt he could not do, whether it was pioneering calculus D/E at Malibu High School, attending Berklee School of Music’s summer program, painting his Volvo matte black, studying Product Design at Stanford University’s d.school or marching in the band.
A memorial service will be held at Malibu West Beach Club on Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Park Foundation.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the entire Langenkamp/Anderson family during this difficult period.