Katherine Ludwig, Founder of Metal Maniacs Magazine, Dies

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Katherine Ludwig, Founder of the heavy metal magazine “Metal Maniacs”, has died. Ludwig was battling cancer this past year and frequently documented her time coping with the disease on her Facebook page.

Ludwing was a key figure in Heavy Metal journalism and was well known by the Metal music scene. She founded the highly acclaimed “Metal Maniacs” in 1989 with Mike ‘G’ Greenblatt and kept it running until the magazine’s last issue on February, 2009.

Image taken from Katherine Ludwig's Facebook Page

Image taken from Katherine Ludwig’s Facebook Page

Ludwig’s family wrote this announcement on her Facebook page: “Dear Friends of Katherine, we want to share that K passed today a little after 1PM at Cayuga Medical Center. She passed very quickly and peacefully, surrounded by family and friends. She would want you all to know how very much she valued your love, friendship and support”.

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