Harry Crews deat at 76. Acclaimed Southern author taught at UF.
Harry Crews, the son of a South Georgia tenant farmer who drew upon his dirt-poor origins to write highly acclaimed novels and in the process spearheaded a new literary genre, died Wednesday in Gainesville. He was 76.
According to Sally Crews, Harry's ex-wife, who has managed his affairs in recent years, the cause of death was a combination of post-polio syndrome, which has caused a series of infections, and neuropathy.
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