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Thursday, January 28, 2010

rgz Newsflash: J.D. Salinger

I just heard that J.D. Salinger has died. The author of Catcher in the Rye greatly influenced YA literature. He died of natural causes in his home at 91. Read the full story here.

J.D. Salinger
Associated Press
J.D. Salinger

Our thoughts are with his family and their loss.

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Elisabeth Marie said...

RIP, Sal. :(

Melissa Walker said...

So glad he gave us his work! You'll live on, JD.

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Beth Kephart said...

Yes, I felt saddened by the news. Thank you for honoring him.

Unknown said...

He will certainly live on in his literary work. Thanks for remembering him.

Little Willow said...

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."

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