Robert Lynn Asprin died unexpectedly a few days ago. What few details I could find are here.
A little Asprin-esque tidbit -- In one of my high school yearbook pictures, I am holding a copy of Myth Adventures. I wanted to have a prop to make my picture stand out, so I decided to go with a book. My father had a hardback copy of Myth Adventures (the first four books bound together), and it looked like a deep, important tome because the dust jacket with all the colorful Phil Foglio illustrations was lost.
Nothing says geek like getting your picture taken wearing an academic letter sweater while holding a fantasy book.