Beat Poet, Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Dies at 101
His books sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and he ran one of the world’s most famous and distinctive bookstores, City Lights.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Poet, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement, has died. He was 101. Ferlinghetti died at his San Francisco home Monday, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti told The Associated Press Tuesday. The cause was lung disease. His father died “in his own room,” holding the hands of his son and his son’s girlfriend, “as he took his last breath, his son said. Lorenzo Ferlinghetti said his…