John Surtees passed away last week. I just happened to stumble upon the news while looking at one of the bike sites I check out occasionally The only man to win world titles at the highest level on both two wheels and four. The link takes you to his site where they announce his passing. The home page gives an excellent bio of his storied life - I didn't realize he started his racing career as the monkey in his father's sidecar rig.
While we all have to go sometime, it's still a sad day when a true legend passes.