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Legacy.com, reported June 25, 2018: Donald Hall (1928 – 2018), former U.S. poet laureate.
Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89.
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Legacy.com, reported June 8, 2018: Anthony Bourdain (1956 – 2018), celebrity chef, author, and TV host.
American TV celebrity and food writer Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room Friday in France while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. He was 61.

CNN confirmed the death, saying in a statement that Bourdain was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert in the French city of Strasbourg. It called his death a suicide.
This hits me hard, as I have been a fan of his since I read "Kitchen Confidential." People also said I sound like him.
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( May. 31st, 2018 08:59 am)
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It's time to dip into the archives.

Author Ursula K. Le Guin Has Died from Wochit News, reported January 23, 2018.
Best-selling Sci-Fi and Fantasy author Ursula K. LeGuin has died at her home in Portland, Oregon. She was 88. Le Guin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide, inspired other authors, and been translated into dozens of languages. Her work often explored themes not seen in other science fiction. Le Guin won awards like the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2003, she became the first woman to be named a Grandmaster of Science Fiction. She is survived by her husband, son, two daughters, two brothers, and four grandchildren.
I wrote about my reaction in R.I.P. Ursula K. LeGuin at my Blogspot.
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Richard Peck (1934 – 2018), prize-winning children’s author, reported May 25, 2018.
Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck, who drew upon his Illinois roots for such favorites as "A Long Way from Chicago" and "A Year Down Yonder," has died.

Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, told The Associated Press, that he died after a battle with cancer.
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CBC News on YouTube, reported May 23, 2018: Author Philip Roth dead at 85.
Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of Portnoy's Complaint to the elegiac lyricism of American Pastoral, died Tuesday night at age 85.
Click on the link in the headline to watch the video.
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New York Times, reported March 16, 2018: Kate Wilhelm, Prolific Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 89.
Kate Wilhelm, a prolific, prizewinning author of science fiction and mystery novels, died on March 8 in Eugene, Ore. She was 89.

The cause was respiratory failure, her son Richard Wilhelm said.
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CBS Evening News: Tom Wolfe, prolific journalist and author, dead at 88.
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and author of books like "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" has died. Wolfe pioneered "New Journalism," a style known for longform pieces written in a subjective voice. CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers takes a look back at his life.
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