Arthur C. Clarke - science fiction writer, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Arthur C ClarkeSir Arthur Charles Clarke (December 16, 1917 – March 19, 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name.

In December 2007, the occasion of his 90th birthday, Clarke recorded a video message to his friends and fans, bidding them good-bye.

Clarke died in Sri Lanka at 1:30am on March 19, 2008 local time, after suffering from breathing problems, according to Rohan de Silva, one of his aides