This death is truly one to be mourned.
Havel died aged 75. He was one of the most inspiring freedom fighters of our generation. He fought communist rule of his country for 20 years and then in 1989 became the last President of Czechoslovakia, later serving as President of the Czech Republic and seeing it enter the EU.
When one thinks of the term that the pen is mightier than the sword, I often think of Havel.