Correction: Real Ghostbusters writer, Stephen J. Perry, is fine.

[UPDATE] In what is both a massive coincidence and copywriting nightmare, there are TWO Steve Perrys who are writers. Cartoon writers no less. Steve Perry, who wrote for Real and Extreme Ghostbusters, is alive and well. The tragic death of Steve Perry, the Thundercats writer, remains real and sad.

Thanks to Troy for helping clarify the story.

Real Ghostbusters Steve Perry’s website and blog:

And for future record – everyone pay attention now – THIS is why imdb’s information on Ghostbusters 3 is always suspect. As of today, I officially trust Wiki more than imdb.


I had an ugly feeling when I read that Steve Perry had been confirmed as a victim of murder. While most news items called him “Thundercats writer”, the name seemed familiar. And after all, if you were a cartoon writer on one show in the ’80s, you probably wrote for a lot of them. A quick check of his Wiki and imdb listing confirmed the worst – Stephen J. Perry, writer of Play Them Ragtime Boos, Captain Steel Saves the Day, Janine’s Day Off, as well as Ghost Apocalyptic Future for the Extreme Ghostbusters series, was murdered at age 56. Perry had been battling cancer in recent years.

All our thoughts are with Stephen’s family and friends, such as fellow RGB writer, Michael Reaves.