Author Keith Waterhouse dies

AUTHOR and playwright Keith Waterhouse has died, it has been announced.

AUTHOR and playwright Keith Waterhouse has died, it has been announced.

The 80-year-old, who penned the iconic Billy Liar among many other works, died “quietly in his sleep" at home this morning, a spokeswoman for his family said.

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