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News Release: March 23, 2016
WGAW Statement on Passing of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard 

LOS ANGELES -- Writers Guild of America, West President Howard A. Rodman released the following statement today on the passing of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard:

“It was with great sadness that I learned of Ken Howard’s passing today. He was a tireless advocate for social justice, for his union, and for its members. It is a fitting tribute to his commitment to improving the lives of actors, broadcasters and recording artists that he was the first president of the united SAG-AFTRA. He will be missed as a leader and as a bright light in the creative community. On behalf of the WGAW I would like to send our condolences to his family, his friends, and all those whose lives he touched throughout his long and exemplary career.”