Gary Gygax failed his last saving throw vs death. Gygax was 69. He was a co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, first published in 1974.
Credited as the first pen-and-paper RPG, it allowed for a safe and intelligent way for geeky kids or hang-out and have fun.
The game also spawned the much large universe of the video games and MMO's (Massive Multiplayer online games) that are seen today.