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BH Monday, 14 May, 2001, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK
Homage to Douglas
The creators and cast of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
We apologise for the inconvenience

Sunday 13th May 2001

Douglas Adams, the creator of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, has died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara California, at the age of 49.

For Broadcasting House, BBC News Online's science editor, our old friend Dr David Whitehouse, wrote a tribute to Douglas Adams.

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