Very sad news. Roger Scruton was one of the strongest voices of our time to promote aesthetics as crucial to the human environment; indeed, to humanity. For all of his controversial views, Roger was a Renaissance man with a deep love of literature and a respect for Leavisian views of the importance of literature in our lives. He was a great supporter of the British Wittgenstein Society -- graciously accepting all our invitations despite his heavy commitments because he believed in the society's mission to encourage and disseminate Wittgenstein studies. I have deeply valued his friendship over the years, and will never forget this admirable man.