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Celebrity Deaths in Literature

  • Jack Ketchum, 71 (1946 - 2018)

    Jack Ketchum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Ketchum, a prize-winning horror and screenplay writer known for such fiction as "The Box" and the controversial "Off Season" and once labeled by Stephen King as likely the scariest writer in America, has died. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Ursula K. Le Guin, 88 (1929 - 2018)

    Ursula K. Le Guin

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning and best-selling science fiction writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Walter Skold, 57 (2018)

    Walter Skold

    Walter Skold, the founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, who visited the final resting places of more than 600 poets, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, of a heart attack, according to The Associated Press. He was 57. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Julius Lester, 78 (1939 - 2018)

    Julius Lester

    Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 78. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Peter Mayle, 78 (1939 - 2018)

    Peter Mayle

    Peter Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, has died, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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