Tanith Lee died on May 24. From File 770:
I discovered her work through Don't Bite the Sun and The Birthgrave at thirteen, and was absolutely hooked; I bought everything of hers I could find from then on. Along with Andre Norton, she sparked my first "I want to write like that!" inspiration. She hit my description kink hard -- in fact, I think she's the cause of my description kink. She wrote fantasy and science fiction and horror, and some of the best retakes on the Brothers Grimm.
The world's a little dimmer for me today.