CNN reports that James Oliver Rigney Jr, better known to the world as Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series, has died at 58.
Per a statement from his personal assistent, Mr. Rigney suffered from a genetic disorder called ‘primary amyloidosis’ which, among others, caused a thickening of his heart muscle.
To Mr. Rigney, where ever you are: I’ve been reading sci-fi books since I was in elementary school and was a huge fan of the Wheel of Time series. In the last two months, I even purchased a new set of the series for my brother to read and enjoy. You will be missed.