I am shocked.
I have tremendously enjoyed reading his novels, becoming lost in his ideas and imaginations, becoming inspired, becoming thoughtful. I was looking forward to his next novel, simply taking it for granted as we all just take tomorrow for granted. But now there never will be another one.
I feel sorry for all the future works which are now lost, and I am grateful for what we were allowed to have. I feel sorry for the man behind these ideas who comes across as an intelligent and humorous person. I wish him peace in his final months.
As someone else said: Glanding Grief now.