Italian writer Umberto Eco has died aged 84
Saturday 20 February 2016
, , philosopher and novelist, died last night at the age of 84 at his home in , according to his family. He had cancer.
Eco was born in, Northern Italy, January 5, 1932 and attended , focusing on medieval philosophy and literature. In 1956-1964 he worked closely with the Italian television channel . In 1975 Eco became a professor of semiotics.
Although an essayist, he is best known for his first novel, released in 1980 and later made into a movie directed by , featuring . After a successful start he wrote other novels, the most recent, , published in 2015.
Eco’s wife and her two children survive him.
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