Leon Uris

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: best-selling author whose 1958 novel Exodus was translated into 50 languages who is known for his action-filled war stories including Battle Cry, Mila 18, The Third Temple and The Haj, and who wrote the screenplay for the 1957 blockbuster Gunfight at the OK Corral.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart and kidney failure

 

Born: August 3, 1924

 

Died: June 21, 2003

 

Location: Shelter Island, New York