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RIP Robert Jordan

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:50 am

American fantasy writer Robert Jordan passed away on Sunday at the untimely age of 58, the victim of a rare blood disease.

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Jordan is best known for his Wheel of Time series. I enjoyed his series very much. RIP Robert.
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Re: RIP Robert Jordan

Postby josebach » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:02 am

What makes it even worse is he died halfway through the final book. :,-(
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Re: RIP Robert Jordan

Postby CheeseBeger » Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:23 pm

I really enjoyed reading these books when I was in middle/high school, I think I read the first 6-7 of his books. Kinda stinks he didn't get to finish the series.
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Re: RIP Robert Jordan

Postby ayebatter » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:41 pm

josebach wrote:What makes it even worse is he died halfway through the final book. :,-(



And to think just yesterday I was wondering when the final book would be done. Bummer :,-(
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Re: RIP Robert Jordan

Postby talan37 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:47 am

Very sad, and the circumstances were additionally sad.

He was diagnosed about a year ago, and given between 2-4 years to live, was receiving various treatments and by measurable standards the disease appeared to be in control. Around 2 weeks ago there was a rumor that he was actually on his deathbed, a post was made to his blog on the 9th(by his cousin i think) saying that the rumor was completely false and while he obviously was not "healthy", he was no more sick than he had been for the last year or so. He died 8 days later :,-(

It is my understanding that he left considerable notes and outlines, and that his wife who has been his editor and very close to him in writing the series will complete the final book. Because he knew of the disease and the possibility he would be unable to finish the series because of his diminishing health, he did make plans for this situation. The book was due out after the holidays so it must be mostly completed.

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Re: RIP Robert Jordan

Postby Simulacrum » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:08 pm

What a bummer... RIP. The Wheel of Time series is an old favorite of mine. :,-(
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