Death of José Saramago

November 16, 1922 - June 18, 2010
Lanzarote, Spain | Age 87

Nobel-winning Portuguese novelist dies at 87
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BARRY HATTON, The Associated Press

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Jose Saramago, who became the first Portuguese-language winner of the Nobel Literature prize although his popularity at home was dampened by his unflinching support for Communism, blunt manner and sometimes difficult prose style, died Friday.

Saramago, 87, died at his home in Lanzarote, one of Spain's Canary Islands, of multi-organ failure after a long illness, the Jose Saramago Foundation said.

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