Writer Gore Vidal died from complications of pneumonia on July 31, 2012. He was 86.
Photo: Author Gore Vidal appears in conversation with writer Jon Wiener at the 12th Annual L.A. Times Festival of Books in Royce Hall on the U.C.L.A. campus on April 28, 2007, in Los Angeles.
Pictures: Gore Vidal's memorial
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