15 February 2010
My morning email from The Blood Horse featured this story:
Best-Selling Mystery Writer Dick Francis Dies
Francis was 89, so he had a long, fruitful life, but those who love horses and pleasant fiction from a man who loved horses will miss him.
Here's the best news article I've found so far: "Dick Francis, British Jockey Turned Popular Mystery Author, Dies at 89"
See also my review of Silks.