Death of Kurt Vonnegut

November 11, 1922 - April 11, 2007
New York, New York | Age 84

Author of 'Slaughterhouse-Five' and 'Cat's Cradle'
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Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle," has died. He was 84.

Vonnegut, who often marveled that he had lived so long despite his lifelong smoking habit, had suffered brain injuries after a fall at his Manhattan home weeks ago, said his wife, photographer Jill Krementz. He died Wednesday.

The author of at least 19 novels, many of them...

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