Hart died on September 6, 2011 in his Urbana, IL home.
He invented the ebook in 1971 and is best known for that. He also founded Project Gutenberg in an effort to share literature with as many people as possible.
Hart shares about his invention of the ebook: Click Here.
Read his obituary on Project Gutenberg: Click Here
Project Gutenberg makes available over 36,000 titles to the public. Hart's site present those books to the public in 60 languages with more to come.
Have you used the Project Gutenberg site to read or download a free ebook? I have. Rest in peace, Michael.