Arthur C. Clarke
I just joined this forum and don't see any recent posts. To get things going again on a positive note -- or at least as positive as one can be when talking about death:
Noted science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke was buried today in Sri Lanka. By his written instructions, his funeral included "absolutely no religious rites of any kind." His tombstone read, "Here lies Arthur Clarke. He never grew up, but didn't stop growing." He was also reported to have said, "Walk into any good library and you will see my legacy there." I'm sure he didn't mean just his own books, but also all those which drew inspiration from him.