Glenn Lord passed away on the last day of 2011 at the age of 80 years. Without exaggeration, Mr. Lord was the greatest Robert E. Howard fan and the man who has done more for Howard's legacy than anyone else. He became the literary agent for the Howard heirs and remained so for almost thirty years. He tracked down the famous trunk full of typescripts and supplied the source texts for nearly every published work throughout the Howard boom of the 1960s through the 1980s.
Better retrospectives can be found at The Blog that Time Forgot, the Conan Movie Blog, and a list of online tributes is posted at the Two-Gun Raconteur site.