I just read about the passing of James Smith on Facebook and confirmed it by going to his blog -https://dreamsofmythicfantasy.blogspot.com/
I don't know what to say. James ran one of, if not THE best, news sites in our corner of gaming. His return to Dreams of Mythic Fantasy was exciting for me and I backed his Patreon the moment I heard about it.
His was a calm, encouraging voice amidst the usual noise and it will be sorely missed.
You can leave condolences at: https://www.forevermissed.com/james-albert-smith-jr/#about
I'm not too proud to admit to my tears at the moment. Rest well, my friend.