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DNA (1952-2001)

Douglas Adams' other publications include the Dirk Gently books, and The Meaning of Liff, written with John Lloyd. He teamed up with zoologist Mark Carwardine in 1990 and wrote Last Chance to See - an account of their world-wide search for rare and endangered species of animals.

In 1991 he married Jane Elizabeth Belson and leaves a daughter, Polly Jane Rocket.

In a long and varied career Douglas also worked as a chicken shed cleaner, a bodyguard for an Arab royal family, and even appeared as a guitarist for Pink Floyd. His moment of rock glory was a birthday present from Dave Gilmour.

Douglas was a founder-director and Chief Fantasist of The Digital Village, a digital media and Internet company with which he created the 1998 CD-ROM Starship Titanic, a Codie Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated adventure game. The Digital Village built the online guide h2g2, inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Originally launched in 1999, it found a new home at BBC Online in 2001.

Sadly, Douglas Adams died suddenly of a heart attack on May 11th, 2001. The Minor Planet Centre space agency has named an asteroid Arthurdent, coincidentally announcing its plan the day Adams died.

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