It is being reported by CBS, via Slashdot, that Randy Pausch had died. 

Randy Pausch, the charismatic young college professor who chronicled his battle with pancreatic cancer in a remarkable speech widely-known as the "Last Lecture," has died.  He was 47.

I first heard about this computer science professor when someone sent me to a link to watch his "Last Lecture," which was videotaped at a Carnegie Mellon lecture hall .  Mr. Pausch follow up his lecture with a book titled, "'The Last Lecture."