John Updike Dies

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike, who penned over 50 books beginning in the 1950s, died today at the age of 76. "A literary writer who frequently appeared on best seller lists, the tall, hawk-nosed Updike wrote novels, short stories, poems, criticism, the memoir Self-Consciousness and even a famous essay about baseball great Ted Williams,” the Associated Press reported. Updike won his Pulitzers for Rabbit Is Rich and Rabbit at Rest as well as two National Book Awards. The cause of death was lung cancer.