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William Peter Blatty, Author Of 'The Exorcist,' Dies At 89

NPR Saturday, 14 January 2017
The novelist died from cancer on Thursday. Blatty was best known for writing the best-selling 1971 horror fiction about a 12-year-old girl, possessed by the devil, before the 1973 film became a hit.
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The novelist and filmmaker who wrote “The Exorcist”, William Peter Blatty, has died at the age of 89 in Maryland. His widow said he’d been suffering from a form of blood cancer. His novel “The Exorcist”, published in 1971, was followed two years later by the hugely successful horror movie...

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