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.
J.K. Rowling, Joyce Carol Oates and more pay tribute to Oliver Sacks
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