It's always depressing to wake up to bad news. Douglas Adams died this morning of a heart attack. He was only 49. By now, I'm sure everyone knows. It's been covered by the BBC, AP, and the NY Times (as well as a lot of others I won't bother to list...)
Nothing is up yet on his official site but I'm sure they'll put some more information up soon.
We've read his books, have the tapes of the original BBC HHGG broadcasts, the old Infocom text game, and even a few servers named after characters from his books. From the look of Slashdot, I'm not the only one who'll miss him. It's hard not to imagine him in Milliway's right now, shouting 'Hi, guys! How'd you do?'.