Lloyd Alexander died yesterday at age 83. His Chronicles of Prydain were some of the first fantasy books I read. I devoured the entire series. Then Disney came along and messed with it. I was always thrilled that that did not become one of the Disney classics like Little Mermaid where my skin would have to crawl each time it was re-released on DVD.
Alexander will be remembered fondly by many readers. You can head to his amazing website about Prydain, the books and himself.