Arthur C. Clarke dies at age 90
It’s rare that the death of someone I never personally met affects me; but I read this headline and immediately felt sad.
His contributions to science, science fiction and literature are more than I’ll make any attempt to list here. I shall forever admire his creativity regarding what’s possible; and he was one of the authors who helped to ignite my own imagination as well as my love of science. He’ll be greatly missed.
The video is his last message to Earth, from about three months ago on his 90th birthday:
The most appropriate obituary I can imagine is credited to a comment on Reddit:
The death of any sufficiently brilliant man is indistinguishable from immortality