His grandson, Danny Karapetian, shared the news:
If I had to make any statement, it would be how much I love and miss him, and I look forward to hearing everyone’s memories about him. He influenced so many artists, writers, teachers, scientists, and it’s always really touching and comforting to hear their stories. Your stories. His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know.
E quando ci domanderemo cosa stiamo facendo, tu potrai rispondere loro: noi ricordiamo. Ecco dove alla lunga avremo vinto noi. E verrà il giorno in cui saremo in grado di ricordare una tal quantità di cose che potremo costruire la più grande scavatrice meccanica della storia e scavare, in tal modo, la più grande fossa di tutti i tempi, nella quale sotterrare la guerra.