Literary agent Charles “Chuck” Verrill died on January 9 after a long illness. After working as an editor at Viking, Verrill joined Liz Darhansoff’s agency and became a partner in 1991. Verrill was best known as Stephen King’s longtime agent and editor. King wrote on Twitter, “It leaves a huge hole. I loved the guy.” Darhansoff & Verrill will continue to carry his name, and a memorial service will be held later this year. “We’ll so miss his wise counsel and sardonic wit,” Liz Darhansoff said in a statement.