So sad, but what an amazing life he had and what a wonderful legacy he leaves behind.
From the BBC:
Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90
Legendary British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.
He came to fame when his story, 2001: A Space Odyssey, was made into a film by film director Stanley Kubrick in 1968.
Once called "the first dweller in the electronic cottage", his vision captured the popular imagination.
Sir Arthur, who was born in Minehead, Somerset, and was a radar specialist for the RAF in World War II, had his 90th birthday in December.