In Memoriam: Harry Kroto, 1939–2016

Gary Whittenberger, Richard Hull

Harry Kroto, the world-renowned chemist, science educator, and humanist, died near London, England, on April 30, 2016, in the company of his wife, Margaret, and their two sons. He died of complications stemming from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which has come to be known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kroto was a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism and the honorary president of the Tallahassee chapter of the Center for Inquiry. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.


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