The following is a Facebook post from Gary's wife, Martine:
From his wife, Martine to all fans of Gary Brandner, I must tell you he died Sunday morning of cancer of the esophagus. All those marvelous e-mails and quips will no longer be forthcoming. A bright light has certainly gone out.
Gary was best know for THE HOWLING and its' literary sequels. He was a great writer that turned werewolf literature into mainstream and was a wonderful person as well.
Thank you for being a part of my life. Godspeed!