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Monday, October 27, 2008
Oklahoma Writer Tony Hillerman Dead at 83
Native Oklahoman Tony Hillerman, author of many popular novels featuring Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and the Navajo tribal police, has died. Press reports today say that Hillerman died of pulmonary failure at age 83.
Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, and was educated at the University of Oklahoma.