Having known virtually nothing about E.W., but having started reading him in '78 with Sinai Tapestry, I am crushed to find out abut his passing. I have been hoping for at least one more to the bunch making it a round half-dozen. Anything I say in praise of his books has already been said better than I could write. It's just nice to know that there are other people with an interest in these great books. It's truly a sadness that there will be no more.