Since I am pretty sure this post doesn't do justice to the this sad event I'll just plagiarize Brussells' comment:
Though we miss him as fans, we cannot miss him as only his family can. Though our loss is real, it pales in comparison to yours. You have my deepest condolences. And though he will be sorely missed by thousands upon thousands of fans, he will be remembered at least as often, as we all glance up at our bookshelves... May God’s grace comfort you in this difficult time.
And Jaeden's comment as well.
The Wheel turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend.
Blessed be James Rigley, and Reagan O’Neal, and Robert Jordan, author and storyteller, a man whose memory shall live in legend until the breaking of the world.