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23rd May 2018

American author Philip Roth has died aged 85

Carl Kinsella

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Philip Roth has died at the age of 85.

The author, who is known for his many classic works such as Portnoy’s Complaint, The Human Stain and The Plot Against America, passed away on Tuesday night.

According to the New York Times, Roth’s close friend, the writer Judith Thurman, has said that the cause of death was congestive heart failure.

Tributes have poured in for the writer, who won the Pulitez Prize for his 1997 novel America Pastoral. Roth was also awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama in 2010.

Fans and fellow writers alike have been sharing their love for Roth’s work on social media, including David Simon, the creator of The Wire: