July 12th, 2010
12:46 PM ET

Comic book writer Harvey Pekar dies at 70

Comic book writer Harvey Pekar, the subject of the 2003 film "American Splendor," has died.  He was 70 years old.

Cuyahoga County Coroner's spokesman Powell Ceasar says Pekar was found in his Cleveland Heights home by his wife shortly before 1 am on Monday.

His cause of death of has not been determined.

Update, 1:47 p.m.: Cleveland Heights Police Capt. Michael Cannon said that Pekar's wife called the police. He said Pekar "was found motionless on the floor next to his bed."


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June 29th, 2010
07:26 PM ET

King to step aside as host of 'Larry King Live'

Larry King, the iconic TV interviewer, will step aside from hosting of his prime time CNN show later this year, he said Tuesday. Read the full CNN.com story

King, 76, made the announcement in a short message on his Twitter account, citing his desire to spend more time with his wife and young children.

Read Larry King's statement

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