Just saw this come through my feed reader a few minutes ago about Robert Jordan
It is with great sadness that I tell you that the Dragon is gone. RJ left us today at 2:45 PM. He fought a valiant fight against this most horrid disease. In the end, he left peacefully and in no pain. In the years he had fought this, he taught me much about living and about facing death. He never waivered in his faith, nor questioned our God's timing. I could not possibly be more proud of anyone.
Sad news about an author who I've been reading for a very long time now. The DragonMount site seems to be down right now so I haven't seen much else other than what came through the RSS pipeline.