Professor Raymond Knowby is an integral character in the Evil Dead universe, as he’s the one who discovered both the Necronomicon and the Kandarian Dagger; he’s also responsible for bringing both objects to America. Of course, he’s the man who recorded the tape that Ash and friends play when they arrive at the cabin, kick-starting the horror saga that continues to this day.
Today we’re sad to report that Evil Dead 2 star John Peakes, who played Professor Raymond Knowby in the 1987 horror-comedy sequel, passed away this week. He was 83 years old.
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