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Dario Fo dies at the age of 90

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By Catherine Hardy  with THE GUARDIAN
Dario Fo dies at the age of 90

<p><br /> <br /> </p> <p>The Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo has died at the age of 90.</p> <p>Fo, famous for his cutting political satire in plays such as The Accidental Death of an Anarchist, won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997.</p> <p>The Italian media is reporting that he had been suffering lung problems for months and had been in hospital for the last few days.</p> <p>Fo stayed politically engaged all his life, endorsing Italy’s popular Five-Star movement and comparing founder Beppe Grillo to one of his own characters.</p> <p>The 2016 Nobel prize for literature will be awarded on Thursday.</p> <p><br /> <br /> </p>