I've just found out that Barbara Mertz, who is better known to many of us as Elizabeth Peters, died on August 8th at 85, after a long battle with cancer.
Link to news article
There was mention on her website for a number of months of an Amelia Peabody story that she was writing, but as the mention was taken down, I'm not sure whether to be hopeful that the manuscript was finished. Even if it wasn't, she's left quite a collection of books behind.
Here's another article from the Washington Post
And one more from the Huffington Post
Elizabeth Peters' official Website