I agree. I've never worried about him dying or something. That's absurd. I also don't like the assumption that if he died the worst part about it would be the fact that the series won't be finished as opposed to how sad it would be that a person, y'know, died.
Very noble of you... given that there are people dying on this planet every second do you cry for all of them too?
It certainly sucks when people die but I can't bring myself to wallow in pity for all of them because dying is the inevitable sequel to living.
I don't know GRRM, all I know is his work. So yes, from my point of view the biggest impact on me would be his work being unfinished.
And FYI, his mortality is on his mind as well, he's given the show runners broad stroke info on how the story plays out in case he were to die.
Oh, someone is getting defensive.
I'm not saying you have to cry for him but I am saying the fact that a man who is much loved by his fans and colleagues dying is much sadder than the fact that ASoIaF wouldn't be finished. But, hey, that's just me with my priorities straight. I care about people before fandom.
I am well aware that he gave the broad strokes to D&D but that was also because they need to know them so they know what to omit and what not to omit when making the show. And for that matter, Martin has repeatedly stated he finds it eerie that people are talking about and predicting his death. I can't blame him.