Well that was terribly unexpected. http://www.theforce.net/story/front/Author_Aaron_Allston_Has_Passed_Away_156868.asp Reminds me a bit of the story where Patrick Troughton (of Doctor Who fame) passed on during a convention. My condolences to his loved one. Amidst all the debates of story canon, continuity, and all of our many issues with the EU, there is no doubt that he was a great author that gave us many great tales to read, and worked very, very hard on his projects. His love of Star Wars and humorous spirit knew no bounds, and he made the legacy this board follows just that much richer. Canon be damned, this is our greatest loss this year.