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Legends of the Fall author Jim Harrison dies aged 78

Jim Harrison has died from natural causes aged 78.
Jim Harrison has died from natural causes aged 78. AP

AMERICAN poet and novelist Jim Harrison has died from natural causes aged 78, his poetry publisher Copper Canyon Press said.

Mr Harrison is best known for his 1979 novella Legends of the Fall, which was made into an Oscar award-winning film starring Brad Pitt in 1994.

The story follows three brothers from Montana in the early 20th century, during World War I.

The book's publisher Grove Atlantic released a statement on Twitter following his death.

He wrote more than 30 books, in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's literature, and his work has been published in 27 languages.

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