Death of Studs Terkel

May 16, 1912 - October 31, 2008
Chicago, Illinois | Age 96

Pulitzer Prize-winning author dies at 96
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CHICAGO -- Studs Terkel, the ageless master of listening and speaking, a broadcaster, activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose best-selling oral histories celebrated the common people he liked to call the "non-celebrated," died Friday. He was 96.

Dan Terkell said his father died at home, and described his death as "peaceful, no agony. This is what he wanted."

"My dad led a long, full, eventful, sometimes tempestuous, but very satisfying life," Terkell, who spells his...

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