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Gore Vidal dies; imperious gadfly and prolific, graceful writer was 86

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Gore Vidal, 86, a celebrated writer, cultural gadfly and occasional political candidate, died of pneumonia Tuesday at his Hollywood Hills home, according to a nephew. Known for his urbanity and wit -- 'Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little' -- Vidal's literary career spanned more than 60 years, and he once said that he hoped to be remembered as 'the person who wrote the best sentences of his time.'

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Wow, I guess I never thought he would. He was defi... by M. Wizard on Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 at 11:42:02 AM