Douglas Adams


Age: 49

Summary: British whimsical novelist and author of the best-selling cult sci-fi humor series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) that introduced readers to a universe of preening two-headed aliens, manic-depressive robots, and space travelers who never parted with their bath towels.

Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack

Born: March 11, 1952

Died: May 11, 2001

Santa Barbara, California