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R.I.P.: Vampira (Maila Nurmi)

Legendary horror host passes away

Various sources are reporting Maila Nurmi has died of natural causes at the age of 86.

Nurmi is better known as the raven-haired horror host of the 1950s who inspired countless successors including Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Her svelte figure and gothic looks were unparalleled; in fact, director Ed Wood didn’t change a thing about her appearance when he used her for his notorious sci-fi/horror bomb Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Nurmi passed away in her sleep several days ago. According to Metroblogging, her friends are seeking to find her a place in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Source: Various