Short News has a post of Gary Gygax's early death.
Gary Gygax failed his last saving throw vs death. Gygax was 69. Co-Creater of Dungeons and Dragons, first published in 1974.
Credited as the first pen-and-paper RPG. It allowed for a "safe and intelligent way for geeky kids or hang-out" and have fun.
The game also spawned the much large universe of the video games and MMO's (Massive Multiplayer online games) that are seen today.
It is reported that Gary had been in poor health, suffering multiple strokes and a near-heart attack. He died the morning of March 4, 2008 at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.