(INDIANAPOLIS) - The author of such acclaimed novels as "Slaughterhouse-Five'' and "Cat's Cradle'' has died.
Kurt Vonnegut, Junior--a native of Indianapolis--was 84. He suffered brain injuries several weeks ago in a fall at his home in Manhattan.
Ironically, 2007 had already been proclaimed the "Year of Vonnegut"--a celebration of his life and work.
He was scheduled to speak in Indianapolis later this month.
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