I didn't see anyone post this information so I thought I would pass it on.
The author of the “Wheel of Time” fantasy series and many of the Conan books died at the young age of 59 after his battle with the debilitating condition known as cardiac amyloidosis. He would have celebrated his 60th birthday next month.
Jordan’s real name was James Oliver Rigney, Jr. and the author also wrote under the pen name Reagan O’Neal. Under the O’Neal name he wrote the “Fallon” series of stories.
His Conan books totaled seven in all and the “Wheel of Time” series contained eleven books. A twelfth book was proposed and started, but due to his illness was never completed.
Jordan had plans for a new series of books titled “Infinity of Heaven,” an adventurous “Shogun-style” fantasy, but the project never got off the planning stage — again due to his illness.
Robert Jordan passed away on September 16th. His genius will be missed in the wonderful world of fantasy fiction.