Novelist/screenwriter Larry McMurtry died at age 84. Many of his books became feature films, such as “The Last Picture Show” and “Terms of Endearment.”
In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry has died at the age of 84. His death was confirmed Friday, March 26, 2021, by a spokesman for his publisher Liveright. Several of McMurtry’s books became feature films, including the Oscar-winning films “The Last Picture Show” and “Terms of Endearment.” He also co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Brokeback Mountain.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Actors Jeff Bridges, foreground left, and Cloris Leachman, foreground right, pose with Loyd Catlett and Larry McMurtry, background right, author of "The Last Picture Show," at McMurtry's home in Archer City Texas, on April 6, 2002. (Becky Chaney/Times Record News via AP, File)
Writers Larry McMurtry, right, and Diana Ossana pose with their awards for best screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain," at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 16, 2006. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
President Barack Obama prepares to award the 2014 National Humanities Medal to novelist, essayist, and screenwriter Larry McMurtry during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, on Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
President Barack Obama awards the 2014 National Humanities Medal to Novelist, Essayist, and Screenwriter Larry McMurtry of Archer City, Texas, during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pulitzer-Prize winning author and screenwriter Larry McMurtry, left, and screenwriter/producer Diana Ossana arrive at the premiere of "Brokeback Mountain" Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Writers Larry McMurtry, right, and Diana Ossana pose with their Oscars for best adapted screenplay for their work on "Brokeback Mountain" at the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, left, poses backstage with co-writer Larry McMurtry, second from left, producer and co-writer Diana Ossana, second from right, and director Ang Lee at the 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. The film "Brokeback Mountain" won best picture and Lee won best director. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Larry McMurtry, author of "Lonesome Dove" and "Terms of Endearment" and co-writer of the script for the movie "Brokeback Mountain," has died at 84.
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