Rest? In Peace?
I found out via Warren Ellis' mailing list and it was probably less than an hour from when it became public knowledge. Warren's comments are the only ones that have really brought any new insight to me as of yet and are worth reading.
All I have to add is there's no one that I can say I agree with everything they have done or said and that they have my all around respect (even myself). I'm not big on hero worship and abhor the trend to deify people just because they die (especially that Reagan sham), but I'll admit I've enjoyed his writing and he did some good (and bad) for the world.