Did you hear that legendary sitarist and composer, Ravi Shankar, has died?
Per http://ravishankar.org, Pandit Ravi Shankar died on December 11, 2012 during heart valve replacement surgery.
He was one of the original fusion artists, bringing worlds from the East and West together. He performed and collaborated with George Harrison, Yehudi Menuhin, and Phillip Glass, among others, and he was the driving force behind the concept for the Concert for Bangla Desh - quite possibly the first mega-aid concert of its kind. He was also the father of Anoushka Shankar, Shubhendra Shankar, and Norah Jones (yes, THAT Norah Jones).
As George Harrison put it, "Ravi Shankar is the Godfather of World Music".
May his music and memory live on like a raga with no end...