’Prince of Tides’ author Pat Conroy dies at 70

March 5, 2016 10:56 AM

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Pat Conroy, whose best-selling novels drew from his own sometimes painful experiences and evoked vistas of the South Carolina coast and its people, has died.

Todd Doughty, executive director of publicity at publisher Doubleday, says Conroy died Friday evening at his home in Beaufort surrounded by family and loved ones. Conroy, who announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer, was 70.

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