I searched threads here at the Raven and the Raider.net and did not find mention of this. If it's already been posted about and this is a duplicate thread, my apologies.
Scottish novelist Campbell Armstrong, known to some Indiana Jones
fans by his birth name, Campbell Black, passed away on March 1, 2013 after a battle with cancer. Armstrong was the author of the novelization of Raiders of the Lost Ark
Armstrong was an accomplished crime writer. Two of his novels won Scottish Arts Council Awards. After teaching for several years, a profession he reportedly disliked, Armstrong became a full time writer. He resided in Arizona for many years, but in the nineties he returned to Europe and lived in Ireland until his death. He had just turned 69.
Armstrong participated in an interview about his adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark
on the Raider.net, which can be found here: Campbell Black interview
Armstrong unsuccessfully attempted to sue Lucasfilm, claiming that he was owed unpaid royalties for the Raiders
novelization, which was discussed here
at the Raven.
Armstrong's official website, with his complete bibliography, can be found here: campbellarmstrong.com