Sir, you and your creations have been part of my life longer than any single thing I chose for myself, and your legacy will continue evermore. You're earned your rest.
Note: yes, I considered making a few wisecracks about him "reaching -10 HP", "failing his save vs. Death Magic", and "there was no cleric around with 5,000 GP worth of diamonds", but I chose not to do so. Partly this is due to how big a part of my life RPGs always have been, and thus, how close to home this hits me. Partly, it was due to so many others making those wisecracks first. ;)