I don't keep up to date on much that happens in the OSR community, but I have just heard that James Smith of the Dreams of Mythic Fantasy blog has passed away. There's a post from his son on the blog. My condolences to his family and friends.
People in the community probably know him better for publishing The OSR News feature regularly on his blog. He performed an important service for the community, calling attention to products and blog posts from all around the OSR. He will be missed.