Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away. He and Dave Arneson developed the game in 1974. I will remember him best for keeping me safe from the evils of sex during my teenage years. He is survived by his wife and six children. And while officials assert his death was the result of long-declining health conditions, I suspect a rogue dwarf was involved. Seriously though, he will be missed.
RIP Gary Gygax (1938-2008)
Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies [cnn]
Thanks to Alan, who is thankfully still alive, for the tip
Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons (along with Gary Gygax), passed away Tuesday after battling cancer (sadly, something you can't defeat by rolling a die). He was 61.
Arneson was a driving force behind D&D's creation and his contribution to the world of adventure ... / Continue →
Les Paul, famed musician and inventor, has passed away.
Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock 'n' roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94.
With Mary Ford, his wife from 1949 to 1962, he earned 36... / Continue →
Billy Mays, a man best known for kicking Vince "Shamwow" Shlomi's ass in a no-holds-barred cagefighting match, died over the weekend following a freak head injury heart blockage. He was 50.
Police said Mays told his wife he didn't feel well when he went to bed Saturday night.... / Continue →