Just got back from the start of the last week of Odyssey and heard about Charles Brown.
Locus has a piece here.
He was the reason I started reading Locus--his editorials were witty and well-informed. I looked forward to them every month because I was interested in what he was reading and what operas he was seeing. I liked reading about him meeting with the authors and editors who came to the Locus offices to be interviewed.
I only met him once, at a party at the 2006 Worldcon in Anaheim. He was very kind to me, talked to me for a bit, and didn't seem to mind that I was a little fledgling agent. He always seemed to me like the kindly grandfather of my sci-fi magazine. I shall miss him and his editorials.