Robert Jordan (James Oliver Rigney), 1948-2007
James Oliver Rigney, Jr. , who wrote under the names Robert Jordan and Reagan O’Neal and was best known as the author of the bestselling The Wheel of Time fantasy series, died yesterday from complications from cardiac amyloidosis. He was 58.
Jordan also wrote seven Conan novels, which have been kept in print by his longtime publisher, Tor Books.
He was best known for his massive Wheel of Time series, an eleven book series at the time of his passing. Early reports state that the twelfth book in the series, tenatively titled A Memory Of Light, will be finished by his editors and be published in 2009.
Our sympathies to his wife Harriet McDougal, and the rest of his family and friends.
Photo by Jeanne Collins, taken November 2, 2005.