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.