So when I was in grade 7 (1991), I read the first book of Robert JOrdan's Wheel of Time. It was grade, and I loved the first 6 or so novels of the series. The series is still ongoing, and the 12th, and final, novel was supposed to come out sometime in the next year.
Well, he was sick with primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy, and he died today. And it's kind of blowing my mind. I'm not sure why.