One of my favorite fantasy authors, Robert Jordan, has passed away after a battle with the rare blood disease amyloidosis. His real name was James Oliver Rigney, Jr., and his dates are now October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007.
Jordan’s books were a real postmodern hodge-podge of various metaphysical and spiritual streams all rolled into one, so it was with great interest that I watched his Christian faith become more and more apparent and central to him as the end drew near.
You may read about his passing from his cousin Wilson at the Dragonmount blog. (The post may or may not load, as their server is getting hammered.)