Robert Jordan aka James Oliver Rigney, Jr. has Passed Away

Discussion in 'Robert Jordan' started by murphy, Sep 17, 2007.

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    murphy

    murphy New Member

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    Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Causa Scientiae

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    I'm speechless. Condolences to his wife and family.

    It's going to take a while to get my head around this...
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    Giovanna Clairval

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    I was reading R.J.'s blog after hearing the news.

    The Dragon is gone, his brother said.
    I read the previous entries. They insisted on the fact that he was feeling better.
    This is too sad.

    Farewell, Dragon.
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    Sparks the Knave

    Sparks the Knave Him on Earth

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    this is horrid, my gods :(
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    Talysia

    Talysia Lady of Autumn

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    I just found this out from by sister, before coming on here this morning (She's a big WoT fan), and I was completely shocked. I feel for his family. Rest in peace.
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    Thadlerian

    Thadlerian Riftsound resident

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    Loved or hated, Jordan wrote Fantasy history. A monolith has passed away.
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    Serin

    Serin Chasing a dream...

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will never be forgotten - his books are too great for that.
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    Werthead

    Werthead Lemming of Discord

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    Just did a career summary for him:

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    Giovanna Clairval

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    Thank you, Werthead.
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    the_faery_queen

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    the first book in the wheel of time was and probably still is one of my favs. though i didn't like how the series progressed, a part of me still wants to know what happens in the end
    and even though i knew he was sick, it's still a surprise and a shock that it happened now, like this. so suddenly :(
    im in a daze really
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    PhillB

    PhillB Noob writer!

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    My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I have enjoyed the WoT series since first picking up EotW back in 1990, and it is with great sadness that this wonderful man has been taken from us.
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    j d worthington

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    Not particularly a fan of Jordan's work, no... but I am nonetheless sad at the man's passing. My best wishes to his family and friends, and condolences also to his fans; it is always a blow when you lose someone you respect, whether the person or the work....
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    Allegra

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    Shocking and sad. Condolences to his family.
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    Rothgar

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    I can't believe it. So sad.:( His passing will be felt by many people around the world. Many good stories will remain untold.
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    Shoegaze99

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    Very sad. Years ago, when I dropped Wheel of Time from my reading list, I and others joked that he would die before the story was finished. We certainly never hoped, wished or wanted for such jests to come true. All the best to his family.
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    Aniri

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    This is so sad:(
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    Mark Robson

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    I can echo this thought, except that despite the joking I have continued on through Jordan's monstrous series, determined to see it through to the end. No matter what people thought of his writing, you have to admire someone who can create something on this scale. He took world-building to a whole new level. The world of fantasy fiction will be poorer for his premature departure.
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    Rosemary

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    What a tragic loss. Condolences to his family and friends. I have always been a keen fan of WOT and will continue to re-read his books.
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    Storm Centurion

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    I wish his family the best.
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    potters_pimp

    potters_pimp I is pimpin'

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    I haven't read his books, though some time in the future, I have always known I was going to read it. My prayers go out to the family and to everyone who's been struck by this horrible news.
    It came as a shock to me, he was so positive and strong about his disease. It also help me feel sorry for RJ, because he'll never get the chance to finish his WoT novels himself. and he'll have to leave it to someone else.

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