yeah that sucks. never got into d&d, but like RPGs... Another sad note that i recently learned was comic artist extraordinare (at least to me) and MASTER cover artist (to many) Michael Turner died June 27th from bone cancer...
He's famous for his take on women super-heroes (helped create Witchblade) but is just a great artist overall in my opinion
(and yes i'm a comic book geek. that was my first love before i got my jeep)