Douglas Adams Dead at 49
May 12, 2001, 16:00 (24 Talkback[s])
Author Douglas Adams, who wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy, has died suddenly aged 49.
Mr Adams died on Friday morning in Santa Barbara, California,
following a heart attack, said his spokeswoman Sophie Astin.
The author became a household name when the cult science fiction
novel was turned into a BBC TV series.