“Love Story” author Erich Segal passed away

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.

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.

–DPA

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