Author of 'Where Wild Things Are' Maurice Sendak dies

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak, the famous children's book author & illustrator who had sen the sometimes-dark side of childhood in his books like "Where the Wild Things Are" & "In the Night Kitchen," died early morning Tuesday. He was 83 years old.

Longtime close friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera told she was with Maurice Sendak when he died at a hospital in Danbury, Conn. Lynn Caponera said he had a stroke on Friday.

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