Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 27th, 2006
Entertainment Insiders announced that actor Matt Lattimore, 45, has died of undisclosed causes on June 4, 2006. He was born March 24, 1961, in Long Beach, California, and lived and worked in California most of his life.
The star of over 25 television commercials, Lattimore also acted in five motion pictures, including the lead role of Roger Gordon in Sasquatch Hunters (2005) and as a major in Hunter’s Moon (2006).
The original title for Sasquatch Hunters was Primeval. The plot involves the adventures of forest rangers and scientists who go on an archaeological dig for fossils in a Bigfoot burial ground.
The Internet Movie Database published the following as the “Memorable Quote” from Sasquatch Hunters (2005):
Dr. Helen Gilbert (Amy Shelton-White): Is it safe?
Roger Gordon (Matt Lattimore): Yeah, it’s not here now.
Dr. Helen Gilbert (Amy Shelton-White): How do you know?
Roger Gordon (Matt Lattimore): Because we’re still alive.
Lattimore’s film is not to be confused with the 1997 movie, Sasquatch Hunters. The 1997 motion picture is a mockumentary about several groups, including The Bigfoot Society, true believers; the American Hominid Association, government-funded Bigfoot trackers; and the Michigan Cryptozoological Institute, a closed ranks organization, all three of which converge at the “Bigfoot Bonanza” festival.
Lattimore is survived by his wife, a son and daugther, and grandchildren. Our deepest sympathy and wishes to his family and friends for this loss.
Matt Lattimore is shown below during the filming of Sasquatch Hunters (with rifle) and during one of his Discovery Channel commercials.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.