Brian Jacques passed away this past weekend on Saturday, February 5th, reportedly from a heart attack. He was 71.

BBC News' coverage can be read here.

Brian's hometown paper, the Liverpool Echo, can be read here.

Sci-fi and fantasy magazine Locus Online's coverage can be seen here.

There will be more coverage in the coming days. Words simply fail me at the moment, as they have since Long Patrol Forum member Agravaine relayed the news.

Brian Jacques was a master storyteller whose work touched the lives of many. He will be missed.