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Robert Asprin 1946-2008
« on: May 23, 2008, 10:43:39 AM »
From mythadventures.net:

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Robert Asprin (1946-2008)

On May 22, 2008, Bob passed away quietly in his home in
New Orleans, LA. He had been in good spirits and working
on several new projects, and was set to be the Guest of Honor
at a major science fiction convention that very weekend.
He is survived by his mother, his sister, his daughter and his
son, and his cat, Princess, not to mention countless friends and fans and numerous legendary fictional characters.

He will be greatly missed.

Asprin was the author of the Myth Adventure, Phule's Company and Thieves' World novels.  He'll be missed.


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Re: Robert Asprin 1946-2008
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008, 11:02:47 AM »
Well, crap.  The myth books (especially the early ones) are some of my favorite fantasy humor out there.  A cursory internet search does not reveal a cause of death.  Does anyone know?
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Re: Robert Asprin 1946-2008
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 11:12:24 AM »
So far, the explanation seems to be "He was old." There were no reports of health problems.


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Re: Robert Asprin 1946-2008
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 11:25:55 AM »
Oh that's a shame, not really a favorite of mine but since I read a lot of Pratchett I picked up a passing acquaintance with Asprin.


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Re: Robert Asprin 1946-2008
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 11:27:19 AM »
So far, the explanation seems to be "He was old." There were no reports of health problems.
But he wasn't old.  The man was in his early sixties.  These days, that's way too young to die.
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Re: Robert Asprin 1946-2008
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008, 07:20:39 AM »
http://bolditalic.com/quotulatiousness_archive/004578.html

The account of the woman who found him, who doesn't know his cause of death either.  He wasn't sick, he just sort of went to sleep and never woke up.  His death seems to be a matter of great surprise to everyone.
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