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Vanessa (aka Dumbo) (vanessaakadumbo) | 8703 comments Just seen the news that Iain Banks has died. He was only 59. He died of gall bladder cancer. Such sad news.

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Sam Kates | 333 comments That's two authors I very much liked within a few days of each other. Although Tom Sharpe went at a ripe old age, Iain Banks was far too young.

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Victoria Pearson | 259 comments :~(

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Sara Boyd (saraboydauthor) | 1412 comments :-(

Rosemary (grooving with the Picts) (nosemanny) | 9057 comments I shall toast him with a Laphraoig later, and say thanks for the pleasure that his work has given me.

He is away the crow road, and will be missed.

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Jim | 21703 comments A fine writer, a great imagination, he's left us some good stuff

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Beverley Carter | 199 comments :(

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Jud (judibud) | 18537 comments It wasn't that long ago that someone (geoff maybe?) posted an article where he announced he was ill. I assume he announced it because he knew he didn't have long left. It's so sad. I feel really sorry for his family and for Ems who is going through the same thing.

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Karen Lowe | 2335 comments Very sad.

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R.M.F. Brown | 4128 comments Grim news, but his place in the history of Scottish literature is assured.

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Elle (louiselesley) | 7913 comments April, Jud!

He said he hadn't a year left but I didn't expect him to die so soon. The news this morning really did shock me.

May he rest in peace xx

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Philip (sarah) Willis | 5174 comments Sad news indeed.
I believe his final interview will be shown on Wednesday.

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