Rest in peace, James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (October 17, 1948 – September 16, 2007).
RJ died after a protracted battle with a rare disease.
Of course, he did not finish his long running series. He was in the middle of writing the last book, Memories of Light, when he passed. Two people, his "brother/cousin" Wilson, and his wife, Harriet, were privy to the plot. Only time will tell if they allow it to be finished by someone else.
Read the sad tale HERE