Robert Jordan, Author of “Wheel of Time,” Series, Dies

Atlanta, Ga. 9/17/2007 08:47 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Robert Jordan, the author of the fantasy literature series “Wheel of Time” died on Sunday afternoon at the age of 58. Jordan had been battling cardiac amyloidosis for the past year.


Born in Charleston, South Carolina Jordan served two tours in Vietnam before returning and earning a physics degree from The Citadel. He worked for the U.S. Navy after graduation and began writing in 1977. He found success as a writer of several Conan the Barbarian stories before turning his attention to the “Wheel of Time" series” that he began to publish in 1990.


Jordan published eleven books in the series and had been working on the final in the series “A Memory of Light” when he past away.


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