I know death is inevitable. I still get a bit sad when it happens. found via EW where you can find complete article by clicking link.
Arthur C. Clarke Dies at Age 90
The prolific science-fiction writer of ''2001'' and more than 100 other stories passed away Wednesday at his home in Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke, the prolific science-fiction writer who wowed readers for decades with groundbreaking books like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood's End, has died. The British-born author passed away on Wednesday at his home in his adopted country of Sri Lanka at age 90. He had been chronically ill, sometimes using a wheelchair, with post-polio syndrome since the 1960s. Late last year, he reportedly recorded a video for friends and fans saying ''goodbye.''