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Video Industry Veteran Thorward Dies

29 Oct, 2002 By: Joan Villa

Industry veteran and Movie Monitor publisher Rich Thorward passed away in his sleep Oct. 28, a family member reported. He was 52 years old.

Publication of the Movie Monitor buying guide is not expected to continue, Thorward's sister, Karen Hayes. said.

Thorward was active in the video industry for 20 years, first as an owner of video stores and later as a consultant and buying guide editor. He often appeared on panels, including one earlier this month at the East Coast Video Show advising retailers how to balance DVD and VHS inventory.

Thorward, who was not married, is survived by three sisters. The cause of death has not yet been determined, Hayes said.

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