On March 4th Gary Gygax passed away after suffering multiple strokes and an heart attack. Gary was a co-creator and co-founder of Dungeons and Dragons and the Co Founder of TSR. Nearly every Role-Playing Game, be it Pen and Paper or Video owes some degree of inspiration from his work and anyone who realizes that not all dice have 6 sides probably has been touched in some way by his legacy.
I've taken the time to dig up some of the other tributes to him, for mine is woefully inadequate.
I hope gamers everywhere observe 1d6 minutes of silence for one of the great contributers to RPG's. May he rest in peace.