Erich Segal, 'Love Story' author
Erich Segal, who made millions of readers and moviegoers weep with his extremely popular novel "Love Story" -- and the subsequent movie, starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal -- has died at the age of 72. The most famous line in the book became a catch phrase of the early 1970s: "Love means never having to say you're sorry."
Segal, who was a professor of classics at Yale when he wrote "Love Story," had lived in London for the past 20 years. He wrote half a dozen other bestselling novels, wrote many books of serious scholarship on ancient Greek and Latin writers (he had a PhD from Harvard), and was also an authority on distance running. We'll have a full obituary later; here's the Reuters version.
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