Well, he was getting up there, but it wasn’t like he died from a heart attack. It was a fall a while back and the injuries he sustained from it.
It’s also not like I was the world’s biggest Vonnegut fan, but to discount the work he did would be silly. Plus, I think he’s the one who helped science fiction become “literary.” It was rare before Vonnegut that science fiction was taken seriously outside of the genre’s circles.
Kurt Vonnegut has died. So it goes.