- NAME: Isaac Asimov
- OCCUPATION: Writer
- BIRTH DATE: January 02, 1920
- DEATH DATE: April 06, 1992
- EDUCATION: Columbia University, Boston University School of Medicine
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Petrovichi, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Originally: Isaak Yudovick Ozimov
- AKA: Isaak Ozimov
- AKA: Isaac Asimov
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Scholar Isaac Asimov was one of the 20th century's most prolific writers, writing in many genres. He was known for sci-fi works like Foundation and I, Robot.
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He spent most of his time in solitude, working on manuscripts and having to be persuaded by family to take breaks and vacations. By December 1984, he had written 300 books, ultimately writing nearly 500.
Asimov died in New York City on April 6, 1992, at the age of 72, from heart and kidney failure. He had dealt privately with a diagnosis of AIDS, which he'd contracted from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery. He was survived by two children and his second wife,
Over the course of his career, Asimov won several Hugo and Nebula Awards, as well as received accolades from science institutions. He stated during a televised interview that he hoped his ideas would live on past his death; his wish has come to fruition, with the world continuing to contemplate his literary and scientific legacies.
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