Wired is reporting that fantasy author David Eddings has died:
The world of fantasy literature has lost one of its modern giants. David Eddings, best known for his Malloreon series and The Belgariad, passed away Tuesday at the age of 77.
The news comes on the same day that actor David Carradine was found dead in a Bangkok hotel at the age of 72. Carradine, who is believed to have hanged himself, is best known for his starring role in the 1970s TV show Kung Fu and, later, as the title character in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill.