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Art Buchwald Dies at 81

Art Buchwald has died of kidney failure at the age of 81.

Buchwald amazed everyone a year ago when he decided not to continue dialysis and was given only a few weeks to live. He not only defied the odds, but went on to write a book about it called "Too Soon to Say Goodbye."

"The beauty of not dying but expecting to," he wrote, "is that it gives you a chance to say goodbye to everybody."

Political humorist Art Buchwald dies at 81

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