Philip Coppens Of ‘Ancient Aliens’ Passes Away [Report]
Posted: December 30, 2012
UPDATE No.2: Philip’s wife, Kathleen McGowan, also confirmed the news on her Facebook page. “My eternal beloved, my grail knight, my poet prince has made his transition. He is in the arms of the angels. In his last words he asked that I thank you all for loving him so much,” she wrote. A fundraiser page set up at GiveForward (to raise money for his cancer treatments) also confirmed that Philip Coppens is dead. There are other updates of a personal nature available on the website. You can view it for yourself here. UPDATE: We can now confirm that Philip Coppens has indeed passed away. Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, friend, colleague, and fellow Ancient Aliens commentator, confirmed the sad news on his official Facebook fan page hours ago. “Philip Coppens has moved on to the next level. The transitionary period between this life and the reincarnation of the next IS heaven,” Tsoukalos wrote.
Philip Coppens, commentator on The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens: The Series, has reportedly died.
Hundreds of “RIP” messages have poured in on the official Facebook page of Philip Coppens, the author and investigative journalist best known for his work in the fields of ancient history and paranormal sciences.
News of Coppens’ death has yet to be confirmed by major news outlets, and our own emails to the author and his colleagues have yet to be returned. 2012 saw a number of death hoaxes started on social media websites like Facebook, so we must stress that Coppens’ death is an unconfirmed report at this time.
However, his declining health in recent months lends some credibility to the potential of his untimely death. Coppens regularly uses his Twitter and Facebook accounts, though has done so less and less in recent weeks, primarily updating fans on his condition. “My fourth week in hospital is here today. Please keep praying for my recovery,” he wrote on December 22.
According to Coppens’ Facebook, he has been hospitalized in Los Angeles since November 25, and was diagnosed on December 13 with angiosarcoma, a rare cancer that is often fatal especially if it manifests in the liver.
Although at times I may kid around about the "Ancient Aliens" show, I'm very saddened to hear of Mr. Coppen's passing. Here's hoping the answers to all life's mysteries have now been revealed to Mr. Coppens.
"Ignorance is ignorance. It is a state of mind, not an opinion." ~MID~
"All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity." ~Shakespeare~
I miss him already. He was a great man from what I've seen and heard. He helped me along in life with the rest of everyone I've had interaction with or saw. Something like that. Thankfully there's the rest of the Ancient Alien television series for us to see him in along with his writings. I shouldn't be picking favorites because I didn't go through all of the peoples writings about Ancient Aliens and such, but he was up there along with Alternative History to me. A real down to Earth guy regardless of the subjects he spoke and wrote about. I don't know to explain really. He just seems like a guy I'd have a beer with or a lot of beer.
He should of been in a movie or TV mini series with William Wallace or something as well.