Sci-Fi Bulletin is reporting that Tanith Lee passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Lee was an incredibly prolific writer, with 90 novels, and over 300 pieces of short fiction to her name, spanning science fiction and fantasy, horror, and crime. Most notably, she is the author of The Flat-Earth Cycle, a huge fantasy series with dozens of related novels and short stories.
Twitter is currently overflowing with love for Lee and her vast works of fiction.
I awoke to the news of Tanith Lee's death. The loss of a brilliant and singular voice.
— Caitlín R. Kiernan (@auntbeast) May 26, 2015
Very sad to hear that Tanith Lee has passed away – she wrote so many wonderful stories. She was always so gracious, so elegant, so kind.
— Steve Berman (@thesteveberman) May 26, 2015
We've just lost someone I greatly admired as a person & writer. Terrible news, such a hard year for these departures. Tanith Lee, RIP.
— Guy Gavriel Kay (@guygavrielkay) May 26, 2015
Ah, no. We lost Tanith Lee. I still remember individual lines of her books that kicked me in the chest.
— Nightjar UrsulaV (@UrsulaV) May 26, 2015
Lee was 67 years old.