Here are some tributes from some of our profession to one who arguably advanced our field more than most of us combined have. As Martin Gardner digested high level mathematics to a point easily attainable and entertaining to a lay audience, he exposed the art, the beauty and the fun of mathematical study to a whole generation of readers. He is one of the minds that inspired me. It is truly sad to hear of his passing.
From the pages of the Magazine that carried his articles for more than 25 years: Scientific American.