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Celebrity Deaths in Literature

  • Todd Bol, 62 (2018)

    Todd Bol

    Todd Bol is the founder of the non-profit Little Free Libraries which now has free libraries on lawns in 88 countries. Bol built the first little library in 2009 in the shape of a schoolhouse to honor his mom, June, who was a book lover and teacher. People liked it and the idea spread. Bol and his partner Rick Brooks created the non-profit Little Free Library in 2012. For full obituary and...

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  • Harlan Ellison, 84 (1934 - 2018)

    Harlan Ellison

    Harlan Ellison died at home Thursday, June 28, at the age of 84, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Donald Hall, 89 (1928 - 2018)

    Donald Hall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Richard Peck, 84 (1934 - 2018)

    Richard Peck

    Richard Peck, prize-winning children's author, died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at his home in New York City, after a battle with cancer, according to the Associated Press. He was 84. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Philip Roth, 85 (1933 - 2018)

    Philip Roth

    Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. He was 85. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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