Arthur C. Clarke, Visionary Science Fiction Author, Dies Aged 90

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke has died aged 90, it was confirmed tonight.

The visionary author was most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name.

Clarke was the last surviving member of what was sometimes known as the "Big Three" of science fiction alongside Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.

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