"At 4 o’clock this morning Rob Holdstock passed away.
He had been in intensive care since the 18th of November when he collapsed due to an E. coli infection.
Sincere sympathies to his partner Sarah Biggs and both their families.
Rob was one of the best fantasy writers of his generation, and a man with a huge appetite for life. There was nothing he liked better than the company of good friends, a cracking meal, drink and laughter. His departure at only 61 years old is a tremendous loss.
He will be greatly missed."