Author Robert Asprin dead at 61

Monday, May 26, 2008

Author Robert Asprin died Thursday in his New Orleans, Louisiana home at the age of 61. Asprin, known for his science fiction and fantasy novels including the MythAdventures series, and Thieves World series of shared world anthologies which he created and edited with his then-wife, Lynn Abbey, was also known by his The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) nickname of "Yang the Nauseating".

Asprin had been scheduled to appear as a keynote guest at the Multiple Alternative Realities Convention (MARCON) in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend, and his body was discovered by an SCA friend who had come to pick him up to take him to the airport.

He is survived by his mother, sister, son, daughter, and cat, Princess. According to his wishes, a gathering at Fahy's Pub in the French Quarter will be held tonight in lieu of a formal memorial service.


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