Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, who popularised the home computer, invented the pocket calculator and the ill-fated Sinclair C5 electric vehicle, has died at his London home aged 81. He passed away on Thursday morning after having cancer for more than a decade.

His ZX series of computers, which included the ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum, brought affordable personal computing to the masses and sold in their millions across the world.

Sir Clive leaves three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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