RIP, JG Ballard

Jay sez, "After some rumors on twitter, Michael Moorcock and BBC confirmed the death of author J.G. Ballard.

Sad stuff – but he needs to be noted."

The author JG Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, has died aged 78 after a long illness.

His agent Margaret Hanbury said the author had been ill "for several years" and had died on Sunday morning.

Cult author JG Ballard dead at 78

(Thanks, Jay!)