Minutes I go I read the news that Christopher Lee had passed away. He lived to be 93, and was one of the most accomplished and celebrated people in the film industry.
He was Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Saruman, Count Dooku (everyone has to make at least one mistake, right?), and the voice of Terry Pratchett's Death.
He also served during World War II, forming part of the Department of Ungentlemanly Warfare, which has to be the best elite unit name in history.
He was an expert fencer, spoke multiple languages, and as if that wasn't enough, he also recorded several heavy metal albums.
If you wrote such a character in a book, no-one would believe it. He was as epic and badass as a person can be. And though he lived a full life, worth celebrating, the world is a less awesome place now that he's gone.
Of course, we all know Dracula is never really dead.