Sad to report, Dave Arneson died this past Tuesday. He had not been in good health since suffering a stroke several years ago. However, it was cancer that took him down at the early age of only 61.

The news comes from the Grognardia blog, which received a confirming email from Dave’s son-in-law. There were some premature posts last weekend around the ‘net that were quickly pulled when it was learned Dave was still living. This time, alas, it’s all too true, and he’s gone.

While I never met Dave in person, he sometimes showed up at chat back in my GEnie days, and we had some email exchanges since then, but none recently. He came across a very nice guy, and he’ll be missed.

R.I.P. Dave Arneson at grognardia