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Feb 19, 2016 11:05 AM

Literary world loses beloved icon: Harper Lee, author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' dead at 89

MONROEVILLE, Ala. - "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee has died at the age of 89.

“Mockingbird,” published in 1960, was Lee's first novel. The book, about racial injustice in a small Alabama town, sold more than 10 million copies. The classic became one of the most beloved and most taught works of fiction.

Lee's death was confirmed by Mary Jackson, the city clerk in Monroeville, Ala., where Lee lived.

Jackson could not say where or when Lee died.

Shari Small is an Anchor and Reporter for NH1 News. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter, @SSmallNH1.

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