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Author Harper Lee dies at 89

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, died Friday morning at age 89 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Lee was born April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama.

After its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird sold millions of copies, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was made into a movie in 1962.

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Lee became famous for her work, and she found her celebrity status oppressive. She was never able to fully accept the role, according to The New York Times.

Lee suffered a stroke in 2007, leaving her with impaired vision and hearing.

In February 2015, 55 years after To Kill a Mockingbird’s publication, Lee’s publisher announced a sequel to Lee’s claim to fame, Go Set a Watchman. It was released in July 2015.

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