Stephen King Reacts To Death Of ‘Kingcast’ Co-Host Scott Wampler

Stephen King has posted a brief tribute to podcaster Scott Wampler, who co-hosted the popular Kingcast, which focused on discussions of King’s works.

Wampler died yesterday at his home in Austin, Texas. No details were immediately available, including his age or cause of death. His cohost indicated he died suddenly, surrounded by friends.

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King’s message was brief: “Awfully sorry to hear that Scott Wampler has died.”

The Kingcast podcast invites famous artists to discuss their choice of works by horrormeister King. Guests have included Elijah Wood, directors David Lowery and Guillermo del Toro and even King himself — after a few years and 108 episodes.

Wampler proudly recounted the moment with King.

“King told me to get a life after I asked him a deeply nerdy question about the biological relationship between three monsters from various novels he’d written,” Wampler said in an interview with the Dallas Observer. “[It was] a direct quote from the old SNL sketch where William Shatner loses his patience with a bunch of nerdy Star Trek fans. Spoken entirely in jest, of course, but a moment so good we singled it out and used it to promote the episode.”

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