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Award-winning author E.L. Doctorow dies at 84

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Author E.L. Doctorow passed away Tuesday. He was 84.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Bronx High School of Science)

Author E.L. Doctorow passed away Tuesday. He was 84. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Bronx High School of Science)

NEW YORK — Historical fiction author E.L. Doctorow died on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.

Doctorow’s son Richard told the New York Times that the author died from complications from lung cancer. He was 84.

The critically admired author penned several award-winning novels including “Ragtime,” “Billy Bathgate” and “The March.”

He wrote three volumes of short fiction, a dozen novels and several essays.

Doctorow had multiple honors including three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction.