I have had so many people asking about Lilian Jackson Braun, that I posted a link to a very good article which is an online newspaper. Unfortunately, they have taken the main page off of their site, and I just found out that I am not allowed to copy and paste their article here. So, I will simply say this:
Lilian Jackson Braun, the beloved author of The Cat Who *** Mystery Series, passed away on June 7, 2011 in South Carolina. She will be dearly missed by many.