Celebrity Deaths in Literature

  • Yasar Kemal (2015)

    Yasar Kemal

    By SUZAN FRASER, The Associated PressANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey's best-known novelists with worldwide readership, has died, his doctor said on Saturday. He was 91.Kemal died at Istanbul's Capa Hospital where he was admitted on Jan. 14 and was being treated in its intensive care unit for multiple organ failure, Dr. Mehmet Akif Karan said.Kemal was the author of "Memed, My...

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  • Philip Levine, 87 (1928 - 2015)

    Philip Levine

    By HILLEL ITALIE and SCOTT SMITH, The Associated PressFRESNO, California (AP) — Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87.Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home in California of pancreatic and liver cancer, his wife said Sunday...

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  • André Brink, 79 (1935 - 2015)

    André  Brink

    By LYNSEY CHUTEL, The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Prolific author, Andre Brink, who used his work to question the policies of South Africa's apartheid regime, has died, his publishers said Saturday. He was 79 years old.Brink died aboard a KLM flight travelling from the Netherlands to the South African city of Cape Town on Friday evening, the South African Press Association reported....

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  • Martin Gilbert, 78 (1936 - 2015)

    Martin Gilbert

    The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill's official biographer and a leading historian of the Holocaust, has died following a lengthy illness. He was 78.Gilbert died Tuesday night, senior civil servant John Chilcot told a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday. Gilbert was a member of Chilcot's panel conducting an official investigation into Britain's role in...

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  • Colleen McCullough , 77 (1937 - 2015)

    Colleen  McCullough

    The Associated Press SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said in a statement. McCullough had continued producing books despite a...

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