Raymond Merrill Smullyan was born on May 25, 1919, in Far Rockaway, New York and died on February 6, 2017.
He was an American mathematician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist philosopher, and magician.
Smullyan first career was stage magic.
Then, he earned a BSc from the University of Chicago in 1955 and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959.
Raymond Smullyan was one of many logicians to have studied under Alonzo Church.
Raymond Smullyan passed away at 97 years old.