Sunday, September 16, 2007

Rest in Peace: Robert Jordan

Posted by Wilson (Robert Jordan's cousin) on the Robert Jordon blog over at Dragonmount:

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.

Jason will be posting funeral arrangements.

My sincerest thanks.

Peace and Light be with each of you,

4th of 3

For many fantasy fans, and especially myself, this is very sad news. Robert Jordan was a giant in the Fantasy field and a favorite author of mine. He created an original world and populated it with characters who felt like old friends.

From the posts that Jordan himself and his cousin Wilson have made over at Dragonmount, he had been suffering from, overcoming, and finally succumbing to amyloidosis, a form of cancer.

Robert Jordan will be missed.

Andrew Wheeler with a brief obit on RJ.

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