John Updike succumbs to cancer at age 76



The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for Fiction John Updike died on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from lung cancer, according to Associated Press. He was 76. He is described as a “prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire.” His most famous works were the Rabbit series (Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest) and The Witches of Eastwick which was made into a movie and a musical play.

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  1. John Updike’s passing is sad, but he left a ton of awesome work. “Immortality is nontransferrable” he said appropriately.

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