Author of 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur Clarke Dies
Sir Arthur C. Clarke died on March 18th at the age of 90 in Sri Lanka - which is where he lived since 1956.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke was considered one of the "Big Three" by many in the Science Fiction community. The Big Three consisting of: Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, and (of course) Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
One of his best known works is probably 2001: A Space Odyssey - which he wrote with Stanley Kubrick.
There's a pretty good article about his life and works found here: [url=http://www.omnivoracious.com/2008/03/arthur-c-clar-1.html]Omnivoracious[/url]