Whoaaaa. I can't believe it. T_T I only read the first four or so of his books, but that's really sad.
I find that it's always sad when a writer passes away without finishing his/her life's ambition.
You're right about us thinking alike. Thank you so much, obviously you get it. You're a reader and a writer too. *hugs* I just hope it can end, please God, let there be an end.