Telegraph: John Updike, the prolific writer and revered chronicler of small-town American life, has died of lung cancer, aged 76.
Widely considered one of America's greatest post-war authors, over a literary career spanning half a century he wrote more than 60 books.
They included 28 novels, of which the best known were the Rabbit series and The Witches of Eastwick.
Updike died at a hospice near his home in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, where he lived with his second wife, Martha.
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