Beloved American Novelist E.L. Doctorow Dead At 84
Historical fiction author E.L. Doctorow died Tuesday in Manhattan from complications from lung cancer. He was 84 years old.By Karen Rodriguez | July 21, 2015
American author E.L. Doctorow died Tuesday in his Manhattan home. He was 84.
His son, Richard, told The New York Times the cause of death was “complications from lung cancer.”
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was named after his father's favorite author, Edgar Allen Poe. So it’s no surprise that he became a writer.