Sci-fi legend, the visionary Arthur C. Clarke has died at his home in Sri Lanka aged 90 after experiencing breathing problems. He had been battling post-polio syndrome for half a lifetime.
Clarke was the author of more than 100 books, including 33 novels, the most famous of which is 2001: A Space Odyssey; as well as short-story collections and non-fiction.
Gerald Jonas pens his obituary in the New York Times. Worth reading too on his life and work is this Wikipedia entry.
I will link to other tributes to Clarke as they come online.