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Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment author dies aged 84

Larry McMurtry: Lonesome Dove and Terms of Endearment author dies aged 84

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Getty ImagesLarry McMurtry, the US screenwriter and novelist whose books The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment became Oscar-winning films, has died aged 84.Born in Texas in 1936, the Lonesome Dove author won an Oscar himself for the adapted screenplay he co-wrote for 2005 western Brokeback Mountain.His other novels include Horseman, Pass By - which became Paul Newman film Hud.Renowned for his unromantic depictions of the American West, he also owned a number of celebrated used book stores.McMurtry's contribution to American literature was formally acknowledged when he received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama in 2015.His death on Thursday was confirmed by Amanda Lundberg, a spokeswoman for the family.Getty ImagesMcMurtry published Horseman, Pass By, his first nove...