"Here lies good old Fred
A great big rock fell on his head"
Fred is one of the ghosts haunting the Haunted Mansion.
Known biographical details
Fred was a man who died when a "great big rock fell on his head." His tombstone is located in the family plot of the Mansion in Liberty Square, suggesting he was related to the family who owned the Mansion in days of yore (probably the Graceys).
Behind the scenes
- The tombstone is a tribute to Imagineer Fred Joerger.
- In the SLG comics, the Beheaded Knight was also named Fred. It is unlikely that it is an allusion to the tombstone, as the backstory given for Good Old Fred (he died when a rock fell on his head) contradicts the obvious way in which the Beheaded Knight died.
- In the Ghost Gallery, Fred was a stonemason during the 1870s who was working on the mansion for the estate's then owner Colonel Ronald Stevens. But ultimately Fred wound up killed by a falling rock during construction.