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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, famed neurologist and author, dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and author of books such as Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, died on Sunday at the age of 82. His assistant and longtime collaborator Kate Edgar confirmed to the New York Times that the cause of death was cancer; Sacks announced in February that a rare tumor in his eye discovered nine years earlier had spread cancer to his liver.

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