Death of Frank McCourt

August 19, 1930 - July 19, 2009
New York, New York | Age 78

'Angela's Ashes' author dies in NYC at 78
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By HILLEL ITALIE - AP National Writer

NEW YORK - Frank McCourt, the beloved raconteur and former public school teacher who enjoyed post-retirement fame as the author of "Angela's Ashes," the Pulitzer Prize-winning "epic of woe" about his impoverished Irish childhood, died Sunday of cancer.

McCourt, who was 78, had been gravely ill with meningitis and recently was treated for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer and the cause of his death, said his publisher, Scribner....

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