I haven't checked all the other posts so I suspect someone has already noted the death of Kurt Vonnegut. Humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, deists of all stripes should observe the passing of this wonderful writer from our team. Probably the best since Twain (obviously not a totally provable statement.)
Something he said a few years back (He did NOT give the speech about more sun screen):
A last request from the late Kurt Vonnegut:
I am, incidentally, Honorary President of the American Humanist Association, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that totally functionless capacity. We had a memorial service for Isaac a few years back, and I spoke and said at one point, "Isaac is up in heaven now." It was the funniest thing I could have said to an audience of humanists. I rolled them in the aisles. It was several minutes before order could be restored. And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, "Kurt is up in heaven now." That's my favorite joke.
Let me be one to say "Kurt is up in heaven now."
Actually we know better. Kurt is up on Trafalmador (?) with Montana Wildhack