Author Harper Lee dies aged 89

To Kill a Mockingbird became a defining text on America's deep south

19th February, 2016
Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom Pic: Getty

The author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, has died aged 89.

Lee had lived for several years in a nursing home less than a mile from the house in which she grew up in Monroeville, Alabama.

Local source al.com has confirmed her death.

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