Maurice Sendak, author, illustrator, and all-around mensch, has passed away. He was 83.
Sendak won about every award a children's book author can win, from Caldecott Medal to the National Medal of Arts.
The New York Times is reporting that Sendak died of complications from a recent stroke in his home in Connecticut. He had lived with his partner, Eugene Glynn, for 50 years before Glynn passed away in 2007.