I'm sure many of you have heard about this already, but David Thompson, co-owner of Houston's great Murder by the Book bookstore, and publisher of Busted Flush Press, passed away on Monday at the age of 38.
Sarah Weinman has a good roundup of reaction here. There will be a celebration of David's life in Houston on the 26th - details here, along with a way to donate to a memorial fund for a charity to be determined.
I didn't know David well, but to be his friend you didn't have to. He treated everyone the same, from big-name authors who came through the store to schmoes like me.