Forrest J. Ackerman has a message for you from beyond the grave

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Forrest J. Ackerman—the sometime actor, literary agent, magazine editor and full-time bon vivant who discovered author Ray Bradbury and was widely credited with coining the term "sci-fi,"—left a video farewell for his fans, filmed just a few days before his passing last year. You can watch it after the jump.

The video was unveiled to friends and mourners at his memorial service in Hollywood earlier this month. (You can read DreadCenteral's account of Ackerman's memorial.)

In it, the 92-year-old "Uncle Forry" says good-bye in a serene voice, ending his brief farewell with the word that made him famous: "sci-fi."

(Thanks to Devin at C.H.U.D. for pointing it out.)