Edward Osborne Wilson was an American biologist, writer, and naturalist. He was born on 10 June 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama, US.
Because of his intellect and experience in the field of biology, he had several nicknames. Some of them include Darwin’s natural heir, The new Darwin or Darwin of the 21st Century. Some also called him Ant-man because he specializes in myrmecology, which is the study of ants.
The award-winning biologist died on 26th December 2021, aged 92. At the time of his death, he was the longest-serving Harvard University research professor.
Cause of death
Though the news of his passing on was announced, there was no mention of the cause of his death. But observers are suspecting that he died from old age health complications.
Friends and family are upset with the development, as well wishes pour in for the family.
E.O. Wilson is survived by his daughter, Catherine.
At the time of his death, the professor had been recognized for his work.
He had received several honourable accolades including Newcomb Cleveland Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Achievement, International Prize for Biology, Kistler Prize, Crafood Prize, among others.
Edward O. Wilson has 5 books to his credit.