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Submission + - Robert Jordan passed away (dragonmount.com)

Imabug writes: "Just saw news of Robert Jordan's (author of the Wheel of Time series) passing coming through my feedreader. An excerpt of the posting on the Dragonmount website (which seems to be down at the moment)

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. I am eternally grateful for the time that I had with him on this earth and look forward to our reunion, though as I told him this afternoon, not yet. I love you bubba. Our beloved Harriet was at his side through the entire fight and to the end. The last words from his mouth were to tell her that he loved her. Thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and support through this ordeal. He knew you were there. Harriet reminded him today that she was very proud of the many lives he had touched through his work. We've all felt the love that you've been sending my brother/cousin. Please keep it coming as our Harriet could use the support.
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Submission + - Kurt Vonnegut dead at 84

Raul654 writes: "Science fiction author Kurt Vonnegut, best known as the author of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five, has died at the age of 85. Vonnegut, a POW during World War II, was inspired to write the book after witnessing the aftermath of the bombing of Dresden"

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