I guess, being young, I'm going to outlive all my childhood heroes. I just wish I'd gotten a chance to meet some of them, some of the ones that helped me through the bad years.
Douglas Adams was someone I never knew much about the life of. Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert A. Heinlein... come to think of it, most of my heroes are authors.
But Douglas Adams is at least rumored to be dead, and thus I mourn.
Fanfic, anyone? The trilogy cannot die.