In Memory OfBy SOD Posted: Jan 10, 2012
47-year-old Julius C. Burnett, the former president of Jacklyn Zeman's (Bobbie, GH) fan club, was shot and killed in a robbery in Clanton, AL on January 1, 2012. In addition to running Zeman's club, the avid EDGE OF NIGHT fan organized an EON reunion every year and co-authored Rhoda Revisited with Valerie Harper (ex-Mia, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Claire, DH; ex-Rhoda, RHODA) in 1995. "He was a true gentleman," relays Harper. "He was a sweet, lovely guy, who loved his family dearly. He was so kind and not pushy at all, which is why I helped him with his book. I just couldn't say no! He was very interested in the work that went into RHODA and came at it like a journalist. This is shocking and horrible, but Julius lived a life well lived. I want to celebrate what a wonderful person he was. Three cheers for Julius!" "God Bless Julius," posted Zeman on his Facebook tribute page. "I am feeling so sad about the shocking circumstances, but I am grateful for all the good times we shared." "Julius was so kind and loving... a wonderful human being with a big heart and generosity of spirit," wrote Mariann Aalda (ex-Did, EON), also on his FB page. "He was the sweetest person ever," shares Karrie Emerson (ex-Jody, EON). "There’s no way to adequately describe what a great person he was. I'm heartbroken."