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Pulitzer Winner Oscar Hijuelos Dies at 62

Oscar Hijuelos, the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died at 62 Saturday after he collapsed on a tennis court and never regained consciousness, according to his wife, Lori Marie Carlson. Born and raised in New York, Hijuelos won the Pulitzer back in 1989 for his book, "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love." The book was later turned into a movie starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas. His other novels include "Our House in the Last World," ''Empress of the Splendid Season," and "A Simple Habana Melody."