Brian Jacques passed away Saturday, February 5.
I got the news from Twitter and I was actually struck with physical shock when I read about it.
I can't say that I was always a big fan of Jacques, but he was definitely a huge part of my childhood. I loved Redwall, even if the other books in the series sometimes seemed to regress into repetition. My younger siblings loved the series and so I constantly was surrounded by the books all the time. I loved his narration in the recording of his books and I actually still use my CD of Redwall to fall asleep sometimes. His voice was just so soothing.
And now he's gone. It breaks my heart.