To Kill A Mockingbird Author Harper Lee Dead At Age 89

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What awful news.

It’s with the utmost sadness that we must report that legendary author Harper Lee has passed away at the age of 89.

The author of To Kill a Mockingbird died in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama early Friday morning. The cause of death is currently unclear.

We do know Harper suffered a stroke back in 2007 but had fully recovered.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist made headlines in 2015 after it was revealed that she was releasing a sequel to Mockingbird entitled Go Set a Watchman after more than half a century.

Sadly, there will never be another.

Rest in peace, Harper.

[Image via Bryan Howard/WENN.]

Feb 19, 2016 10:59am PDT

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