Italian writer Umberto Eco dies aged 84

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The Italian author Umberto Eco
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The Italian author Umberto Eco, a philosopher who wrote best-selling novels including "The Name of the Rose," has died at 84, Italian media said Saturday, quoting his family.

Eco, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away at 9:30pm (2030 GMT) on Friday, La Repubblica said on its website.

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