Vaclav Havel has died at his country home near Prague. He was 75.
He was a man who not only ended the communist oppression in his country but also did it without bloodshed.
The BBC has an obituary here.
UPDATE—Ed Morrissey notes that:
[T]he Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Barack Obama, Al Gore, and Yasser Arafat — but not to Vaclav Havel, who brought down a tyranny without ever firing a bullet. This should shower everlasting shame on the Norwegian Nobel Committee.