Death of J.D. Salinger

January 1, 1919 - January 28, 2010
Cornish, New Hampshire | Age 91

'Catcher in the Rye' author dies at 91
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By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer


J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91.

Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the author's son said in a statement from Salinger's longtime literary representative, Harold Ober Agency. He had lived for decades in self-imposed isolation in the small, remote house in...

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