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Italian author and intellectual Umberto Eco dies at 84

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Italian author and intellectual Umberto Eco dies at 84

<p>The Italian author and intellectual Umberto Eco has died at the age of 84. </p> <p>An accomplished scholar, Eco was nearly 50 years old when his first novel,“The Name of the Rose’, was published in 1980.</p> <p>The medieval murder mystery, set in a monastery, became a best-seller and was made into a film starring Sean Connery. </p> <p>Media reports say Umberto Eco died at his home and had been suffering from cancer for some time.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">“I think that writing is an act of love.” —Umberto Eco <a href="https://t.co/O0nnqVXo2M">https://t.co/O0nnqVXo2M</a> <a href="https://t.co/GD3U8HiMQD">pic.twitter.com/GD3U8HiMQD</a></p>— The Paris Review (@parisreview) <a href="https://twitter.com/parisreview/status/700853498242539520">20 Février 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>