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Carrie
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Robert Jordan has passed away.
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pooka
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whoa.
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BryanP
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Just saw this on his blog. Very sad news, I really thought he'd make it. Feels cheap to think about the last book, but I guess it's on everyone's mind. I rather think Harriet will finish it, though I can't imagine how difficult that would be for her.
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Kwea
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Too bad, although I stopped caring about his books years ago for the most part.

Rand saves it, by Nyaeve (sp) is bald by the time it happens from tugging her braid.


BTW, the site you linked to is down to volume of hits, I think.

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Carrie
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It's his blog. I'm not surprised - it was extraordinarily slow when I visited earlier.

His wikipedia page, however, is already updated. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

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quote:
Originally posted by Carrie:
His wikipedia page, however, is already updated. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

What do you mean?
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pooka
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You already read it, why should someone not have already updated it?
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Carrie
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I don't know. That's why I'm confused.
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That's too bad. I didn't like his books that much, but it's still sad.
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Oh, sad. Last I'd heard he was doing better. [Frown]
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I've never read any of his books, but my sister was really into them.
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For those who can't access Jordan's blog, here's the post his cousin Wilson made:

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Sometimes even when youíve fought your bestÖ.
Posted by Wilson on September 16th, 2007 in the Robert Jordan's Blog category

It is with great sadness that I tell you that the Dragon is gone. RJ left us today at 2:45 PM. He fought a valiant fight against this most horrid disease. In the end, he left peacefully and in no pain. In the years he had fought this, he taught me much about living and about facing death. He never waivered in his faith, nor questioned our Godís timing. I could not possibly be more proud of anyone. I am eternally grateful for the time that I had with him on this earth and look forward to our reunion, though as I told him this afternoon, not yet. I love you bubba.

Our beloved Harriet was at his side through the entire fight and to the end. The last words from his mouth were to tell her that he loved her.

Thank each and everyone of you for your prayers and support through this ordeal. He knew you were there. Harriet reminded him today that she was very proud of the many lives he had touched through his work. Weíve all felt the love that youíve been sending my brother/cousin. Please keep it coming as our Harriet could use the support.

Jason will be posting funeral arrangements.

My sincerest thanks.

Peace and Light be with each of you,

Wilson
Brother/Cousin
4th of 3

To Catalyst: Never, never loose faith. RJ did not. Harriet hasnít. I havenít. Going through what we have, our faith is only strengthened. Besides, if God didnít exist, we would have never had Jim. We did. God does. Remember my Brother/Cousin, my friend, think of him fondly and glorify Godís name.

Editorís Note:
The entire staff of Dragonmount.com would like to extend its most deepest sympathies to Robert Jordanís family. He touched all of our lives in some way and we wish him the rest and peace he deserves. We will be posting information in the near future about where you can send condolences. Please check the News Section for these updates.


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Icarus
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[Frown]
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[Frown]

I said a long time ago that his series would never end until he died. I wish I had been wrong.

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Whoa. [Frown]
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[Frown]

It was a terrible thing to hear. I had hoped he would beat the odds and survive this disease.

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Can someone explain the references in the letter to me - e.g. references to the Dragon, the Brother/Cousin bit, 4th of 3, etc.?
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The Dragon is the name of the Messiah figure in his books, can't recall anything about brothers or cousins though.

This was sad news.

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I always refused to tackle the WOT books until I was certain they were all finished. I'm sad that it appears I may never undertake the challenge.
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I am almost certain the final book will come out, the question is when and how true it is to his vision.

Maybe OSC could fill in the holes...

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I missed this thread at first and started my own (now deleted). I guess I'm just not ready for speculation about what would have happened in the last book. Right now, this is just so sad. Jordan wasn't even that old and well, more than the age -- he didn't finish this work of a lifetime. This is a dark day.
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Christine
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
I always refused to tackle the WOT books until I was certain they were all finished. I'm sad that it appears I may never undertake the challenge.

Even without the last book, I do not regret a moment of time I spent with his series.
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Man. Just....man.

He will be missed. I've been with his books for 14 years. Wow. 14 years.

At least he went peacefully.

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Yeah, BlackBlade, I was going to do the same thing. I stopped halfway through The Eye of the World because I figured I'd need to start from the beginning to refresh my memory whenever a new novel came out. I didn't think the part I'd read to be as awe-inspiring as the blurbs said the series was, but I was impressed by the its sheer size. I feel bad it will never be finished.
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quote:
Originally posted by erosomniac:
Can someone explain the references in the letter to me - e.g. references to the Dragon, the Brother/Cousin bit, 4th of 3, etc.?

They are personal life references, not book references. Wilson is biologically Robert Jordon's cousin, but they are very close...so they call each other brother/cousin. I believe the 4th of 3 refers to the same thing, Wilson refers to himself as the 4th of 3 children in the family.

Edited to add a link to the CNN article about his death:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/09/17/obit.jordan.ap/index.html

[ September 17, 2007, 12:16 PM: Message edited by: Lupus ]

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erosomniac
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Thanks - in combination with the religious language, they sounded like some really bizarre cult references.
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DangÖ.
That stinksÖ.
It seems so cold to worry about his last book in a time like this. But his WOT was the only thing I knew him through.
Itíll have to be hard for his wife to finish it. But wow, what a legacy heís leaving behind.
Her and the family will need lots of prayers.

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quote:
Originally posted by Christine:
quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
I always refused to tackle the WOT books until I was certain they were all finished. I'm sad that it appears I may never undertake the challenge.

Even without the last book, I do not regret a moment of time I spent with his series.
I'm pleased you found the books to be so enjoyable.
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I thought he was very good to his fans by making sure several people knew how WOT ends, so eventually we will all know if Rand saves the world. I thought it was sad that he wasn't able to finish his life's work though.
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A guy at work just handed me Eye of the World the other day. I haven't read a word of it yet, but I remember trying to tackle it a few years ago when my brother bought me the first three books for my birthday.

But from the sound of it, he'll be greatly missed in the literary community.

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Gosh, this is a bad time for fantasy/sci-fi novelists.

I never read any of Mr. Jordan's books, but that doesn't matter. Obviously his work touched a lot of people - and that is something to be very proud of.

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Dang, I thought he was doing so well. [Frown]
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I really loved the first three Wheel of Time books. I couldn't get into any of the ones after that, though.

This is sad. I'll miss him.

I just got finished reading through a lot of the posts on his blog. Sounds like he was a real optimist, a fighter -- his family was there with him to the end, which touched me.

In other words, he was a good person that the world will miss.

Rest in peace Jim Rigney.

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