Arthur C Clark RIP

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Arthur C Clark RIP

Post: # 103869Post Aspman
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:50 am
British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke has died in Sri Lanka at the age of 90.

The Somerset-born author came to fame in 1968 when short story The Sentinel was made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick.

Sir Arthur's vision of future space travel and computing captured the popular imagination.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse paid tribute, hailing the writer as a "great visionary".

An aide said Clarke died at 0130 local time in what had been his homeland since 1956 after a cardio-respiratory attack.

"Sir Arthur has left written instructions that his funeral be strictly secular," his secretary, Nalaka Gunawardene, was quoted as saying by news agency AFP.

"Absolutely no religious rites of any kind, relating to any religious faith, should be associated with my funeral," she added.

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Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:34 am

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Post: # 103877Post Shippwreck
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:57 am

Oh god... only on the TAZ do we fight over who posted an obituary first!
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Post: # 103947Post THE Doctor
Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:33 pm

yeh I was gunna post.. but was too distraught.. Work for the week ended today.. and dont have to start until next thursday.. some CS time....

so can I join this argument.. I saw it in the news first... nah!!
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