Erich Segal, author of the tearjerker novel “Love Story” and screenwriter of the Oscar-winning film version, has died at age 72, his daughter said, according to The New York Times.
Segal, a classics professor at Yale and Harvard, adapted the screenplay for the movie from his own novel. He was a co-writer for the 1968 Beatles movie “Yellow Submarine”.
Segal had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for 25 years and died Sunday in London from a heart attack, his daughter Francesca Segal was quoted as saying Tuesday.
The son of a rabbi, Segal was born in 1937 in New York City and is survived by his two daughters and wife Karen James.
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