Leland Yeager, the great monetary and trade economist, has passed away at the age of 93. While I never met Yeager in person, he was a major influence. His crystal clear and entertaining writing style could make even the hardest topics easy to understand (a collection of his writings can be found here). Yeager covered many topics in his career, from international trade to monetary economics to philosophy. Everything he wrote was punctuated with his clear thinking.
May he rest in peace. Economics is a far better profession because of him.