Thursday, January 28, 2010

J. D. Salinger, reclusive author of 'Cather in the Rye,' dies at 91

J. D. Salinger, reclusive author of 'Catcher in the Rye,' has died at 91 - The AP as well as CNN are reporting that the famous author, J. D. Salinger, most known for his coming-of-age novel, Catcher in the Rye, died Wednesday at the age of 91. Mr. Salinger's son, Matthew, sent the announcement of his father's death through the author's agent, Phyllis Westberg. Salinger died of natural causes at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. There will be no funeral, the family said in their statement, in keeping with the author's intense and prolonged desire for privacy.

The statement from the family indicated that the author had been in good health until he suffered a setback after the first of the year. He broke a hip in May, 2009, but had recovered well. The family stated that he was not in pain when he died.

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