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Writer Tom Wolfe dies at the age of 87

Tom Wolfe with George W Bush
Tom Wolfe with George W Bush
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American writer Tom Wolfe has died at the age of 87.

A pioneer of so-called New Journalism, Wolfe's books include 'The Right Stuff', 'Bonfire of the Vanities' and 'The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test'.

The author died of an infection at a hospital in New York City, according to his agent, Lynn Nesbit.