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Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright and commentator, dies in Los Angeles

FILE - In this May 5, 2003 file photo, author Gore Vidal arrives for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's gala event in New York. Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
August 01, 2012 - 12:14 AM

The nephew of Gore Vidal says the author, playwright and commentator has died in Los Angeles.

Burr Steers says Vidal died at his home in the Hollywood Hills at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. Steers said Vidal had been living alone in the home and had been sick for "quite a while."

The acerbic Vidal was known for such bestselling novels as "Burr" and "Myra Breckenridge," the play "The Best Man" and for essays on everything from politics and literature to sex and religion.

In the 1960s and '70s, he was a fixture on talk shows and other television programs and feuded openly with Norman Mailer, William F. Buckley and others. He also worked on screenplays and appeared in several movies, including "Bob Roberts" and "With Honors."

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