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Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty dies aged 89

All India Radio Saturday, 14 January 2017
US author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, best known for writing The Exorcist, has died at the age of 89 on Thursday at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.The Exorcist was published as a novel in 1971, with the hugely successful big screen adaptation, also written by Blatty, following two years later.
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The author of ‘The Exorcist,’ William Peter Blatty, passed away at 89-years-old. He died this Thursday from a blood cancer called multiple myeloma. Beatty’s book is the inspiration behind an Oscar-winning film, a horror film franchise, and new Fox television show. His book was about a...

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