Favorite researcher and author Jim Marrs has died at the age of 73 this week. He is known for his research on theories surrounding the assassination of JFK and UFOs. According to the official Facebook page, he had been put on dialysis recently and died of a heart attack on Wednesday.
In late June, the Fort Worth-native posted a note on his official website that he needed to rest from work to address his health issues.
Marrs worked as a Forth Worth Star-Telegram staffer and a police and general assignmen reporter. The conspiracy theorist also had a stint in the Army in Vietnam. When he came back home, he started writing about military and aerospace technology.
Marrs worked as a chief consultant for the Oliver Stone film “JFK” in 1991. His book “Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy” became the basis for the movie. The 1989 book was a New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller.
Starting in 1976, he had taught a course on the killing of the president in 1963 at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Every November 22, the anniversary of the assassination, Marrs had been the usual visitor in Dealey Plaza in Dallas talking to fans and the media in front of the so-called Grassy Knoll.