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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...
Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87

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TV legend Larry King dies weeks after testing positive for COVID-19

TV legend Larry King dies weeks after testing positive for COVID-19

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Tributes have poured in for the "legendary" US talk show host Larry King, who has died just weeks after contracting coronavirus.The 87-year-old TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for COVID-19 - and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Chat show legend Larry King dies King, whose career spanned more than six decades and is estimated to have conducted more than 50,000 interviews, had Type-2 diabetes and had suffered from lung cancer...
Copy and paste inventor Larry Tesler dies aged 74

Copy and paste inventor Larry Tesler dies aged 74

Technology
Larry Tesler, the inventor of the computer keyboard commands cut, copy and paste, has died aged 74.The news was announced by the American's former employer Xerox. "The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler," the company said."Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas. Larry passed away Monday, so please join us in celebrating him." The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler. Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas. Larry passed away Monday, so please join us in celebrating him. Photo credit: Yahoo CC-By-2.0 https://t.co/MXijSIMgoA pic.twitter.com/kXfLFuOlon— Xerox (@Xerox) February 19, 2020 ...
Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald buys part of NBA’s Phoenix Suns

Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald buys part of NBA’s Phoenix Suns

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Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has purchased a portion of the NBA's Phoenix Suns. Sources told NFL Network and ESPN Fitzgerald purchased a minority stake in the franchise. The Suns were valued at $ 1.5 billion in 2019, according to Forbes. "It's an investment in something I have supported since I've been in Arizona," Fitzgerald told NFL Network. "It gives me another connection in the community I love and always will live in. It's a long-term commitment I wanted to make for life after football." Fitzgerald, 36, has spent his entire 16-year NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals. He signed a one-year, $ 11 million contract with the Cardinals Jan. 15. He signed a seven-year, $ 113 million pact with the team in 2011. He is the second NFL player to have an ownership st...