Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died on 4th March 2008 at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to create the Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventure RPGs, as well as a number of board games. He also wrote several fantasy novels.
Gygax went beyond the role of game developer and appeared as himself in episodes of Futurama and Code Monkeys.
He will be missed.