Harper Lee, author of the beloved novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died, according to officials from her hometown in Alabama.
Lee, 89, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for "To Kill a Mockingbird" before disappearing from the public eye for over 50 years. In 2015, her second — and final — novel "Go Set a Watchman" was released.
Lee previously had health problems when she suffered a stroke in 2007 before recovering.
The city of Monroeville, Alabama confirmed Lee's death on Friday morning. The author spent most of her life in Monroeville, a city with a population of about 6,300.
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