Daniel Keyes, 'Flowers for Algernon' author, dies

June 18, 2014 9:40 PM

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Author Daniel Keyes, whose novel "Flowers for Algernon" became a classroom staple that explored the treatment of the mentally disabled and the ethics of manipulating human intelligence, has died, his family said. He was 86.

Keyes died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, said his daughter Leslie Keyes.

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