It has been announced on the Robert Jordan’s blog that the author of the beloved Wheel of Time series died at 2:45 this afternoon. It is very sad that he died so young of the rare disease amyloidosis, and I am sorry to hear it. It sounded like he was very optimistic about getting better, and for a while he sounded as though he was doing much better than expected.
At least he died peacefully with his family and the knowledge that he had enriched the lives of many through his books. They certainly had a big impact on many people, and lots of friendships have been formed because of shared enjoyment of his series.
RIP Robert Jordan.