Not sure how many people read the X-Wing series or other EU, but Aaron Allston passed away yesterday.
I'm actually really saddened by this, beyond the usual "Hmm, that's a bummer" of celebrity deaths. His are among my favorite SW books and he was invariably awesome with fans. I can’t claim to have known him personally, but I met him at signings at CIII and CVI (probably CV as well) and always tried to catch as many of his panels as possible. I actually had a dream the other night that he was restarting the X-Wing series to fill the whole gap between Adumar and the NJO. Alas.