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Nobel laureate Derek Walcott Dies At 87
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17 Mar 2017 02:59 PM EST

The Associated Press reports that Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean and became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia, according to his son, Peter. The family planned to issue a statement later. Walcott received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for the honor for many years.

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