I just found out that Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan died. I discovered his work because I had to read his exhaustive tome Credo for my class on Creeds in History and Theology class in Gradual School. While I can't say it was a quick or easy read, I am so glad that I read it. I was absolutely amazed at how well organized the book was and now that I have read it I can and have used the book as a reference more than a few times for other uses.
I heard him speak over the internet during that class, or was it for a class on liturgy, I can't remember, but it might have been either. I know that he has been referenced in at least three of my classes.
He will be missed.
Gashwin has a very heartfelt goodbye to him on his site.