Professor Colin Pillinger suffered brain haemorrhage

Pioneering scientist Professor Colin Pillinger, who was the driving force behind Britain's Mars lander Beagle 2, suffered a brain haemorrhage at his home in Cambridge.

Pioneering scientist Professor Colin Pillinger. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

The professor, who was awarded the CBE in 2003, later died in hospital, a spokesman said.

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Planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger dies aged 70

Professor Colin Pillinger, the planetary scientist best known for Britain's Beagle 2 Mars mission, has died aged 70. He suffered a brain haemorrhage at his home in Cambridge and later died in hospital.