Wednesday, March 19, 2008

 

Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

Arthur C. Clarke, a writer whose seamless blend of scientific expertise and poetic imagination helped usher in the space age, died Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he had lived since 1956. He was 90. He was briefly married in 1953 to an American diving enthusiast named Marilyn Mayfield; they separated after a few months and were divorced in 1964, having had no children. (Source: International Herald Tribune)

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