I just received this unlwecome bit of news from this board regarding D&D co-creator Dave Arneson:
David's cancer has unexpectedly worsened just this week, to the point that he is in the hospital. He is heavily sedated and not doing well. He is not expected to live for more than a couple days, if that long.
I doubt Professor Arneson will read this, but I am praying for he and his loved ones with everything in my being. He is a founding father and guiding light of the hobby, and I just hope he knows what he means to so many.
(Note: Please heed and respect the wishes of Professor Arneson's family, as noted here).