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W.P. Kinsella, Renowned Author Who Wrote Book That Inspired Field Of Dreams, Has Died At 81

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The man who inspired one of the greatest sports movies ever has passed away.

W.P. Kinsella, a renowned author who wrote Shoeless Joe, a 1982 novel that eventually became the movie Field Of Dreams, died on Friday.

He was 81 years old.

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The Canadian author wrote Shoeless Joe about a farmer in Iowa who decides to build a baseball field on his property to attract the legendary ghost of old-time baseball hero 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson.

Of course, that novel directly inspired the 1989 Kevin Costner-led Field of Dreams (pictured above) that also starred James Earl Jones.

Kinsella, according to his literary agent Carolyn Swayze, died in a

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