Robert Jordan Passes Away (

By:Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor
Date: Monday, September 17, 2007

After suffering from cardiac amyloidosis for more then a year, author James Rigney, Jr. aka Robert Jordan, best known for his fantasy based WHEEL OF TIME series passed away Sunday afternoon. The sad announcement was made on his official blog...

”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.”

Jordan was in the process of writing his 12th(and final) installment of the WHEEL OF TIME series, detailing the end of Rand 'al Thor and friends, before succumbing from his affliction.

As is the case with any death, our thoughts are with him and his loved ones. If you're a fan of the series, feel free to share your own thoughts on his world here or in his own blog linked above.

Thanks to Mike for passing this sad news along..