Was flipping through Jaiku and saw a note from Darla Mack saying that Russell Shaw has passed away on Friday. I found one lone article confirming this, but it is the weekend. Maybe we'll find out more about it on Monday.
I never did get to meet Russell Shaw, in real life or on the Internet. I do know, however, he was well-respected and I enjoyed reading his work. He will be missed by the Internet community for sure.