Italian writer Umberto Eco dies, age 84
Saturday, February 20, 2016
philosopher, and novelist, died on yesterday night at the age of 84 at his home in , according to his family. He had cancer., ,
Eco was born in, northern Italy, on January 5, 1932 and attended , focusing on Medieval philosophy and literature. In 1956–1964 he worked closely with the Italian television station . In 1975 Eco became a semiotics professor.
Though an essayist, he is best known for his first novel, published in 1980 and later made into a motion picture directed by , starring . After the successful debut he wrote more novels, the most recent, , published in 2015.
Eco's wife and two children survive him.
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