Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose, dead at 84

Italian author Umberto Eco, who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide with his best-selling historical novel The Name of the Rose, has died.

Spokeswoman Lori Glazer of Eco’s American publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, told The Associated Press that Eco died Friday at age 84. She could not immediately confirm the cause of death or where he died.



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