What sad news today (Or yesterday, now, as I'm writing this). I wish I could have crossed paths with you at some point, but I will celebrate your films, in my own way, for the rest of my life. There have been a few bloggers writing some very great things about the Spanish auteur, and I don't really feel like adding more at this time, nor do I think it's necessary for one more blogger who never actually got the chance to meet the mad genius to throw in his two cents -- but I feel that these two certain reflections (linked below) closely sum up my own feelings about this creative man and his body of work, and are the best written pieces I've seen all night.
RIP, Jess Franco, you will be dearly missed. And thank you for all the films.