I just found out thanks to Twitter that Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series died. While I haven't read his books in a long time, I do remember reading and loving quite a few of them when I was a kid.
I remember buying one in a used bookstore in England on my first trip there back in the '90's. I'd finished the LOTR (yet again) and saw this one. Can't remember though, if it was a used bookstore, or a thrift store. Either way, I remember loving it, and borrowing a bunch of them from the local library over the following years.
He will be missed, though I think his books will be loved by all ages for years to come.
There's a lovely little post over at Tor Books.