So sad indeed. I bought Flight from the Dark when I was really young, I think it was maybe my third gamebook at that, and I've been a fan ever since then, the flame sometimes faltering but never fading.
I learn of that sad news a few days ago, but couldn't bring myself to create a topic here, I couldn't find the strength, or the words, I just couldn't. So thank you greenspine for doing it for me.
And thank you Joe for all you did. For imprinting your tales upon my soul, for putting an indelible mark upon my imagination. I couldn't tell the lots of you how many battle my young self fought against countless imaginary (lucky me, really) Drakkarims and Giaks (yes, I know, Drakkar, but my younger self didn't know that).
Thank you, I lack the skill to praise you for all your worth, but rest easy now in confidence that the fans will carry your work with them through eternity, at least as long as us men still stand. Rest in peace.