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R.I.P. Erich Segal, 1937–2010

It sure has been a busy day on the death front: We've already relayed the sad news that both Kate McGarrigle and Robert B. Parker passed away. Now comes word that Eric Segal, best known as the author of the screenplay and book Love Story, has passed away after suffering a heart attack. It was in that screenplay that he coined the popular (yet semi-reprehensible) phrase, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." He was 72. [Reuters]

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