The Sitchin website is now informing the world that on the morning of October 9, Zecharia Sitchin passed away.

I’ve just learned that Zechariah Sitchin passed away on the morning of October 9. My condolences to his family and friends. I was a great admirer of his work. Below is the statement that is now posted on

Here is a short video that explains his theories of the Sumerian Tablets of Creation, that he holds in front of him in the picture above.

(Wikipedia): Zecharia Sitchin (born July 11, 1920 – died October 9, 2010) was an author of books promoting an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts.

Sitchin attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki, which he claims to be a race of extra-terrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru. He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth‘s own Solar System, asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this view.

Also read my previous article, Origin of the Species, A Tribute to Zecharia Sitchin.