Death of Arthur C. Clarke

December 16, 1917 - March 19, 2008
| Age 90

Science fiction writer dies at Sri Lankan home
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Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey" and won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday, an aide said. He was 90.

Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome for years, died at 1:30 a.m. in his adopted home of Sri Lanka after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said.

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