The author JG Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, has died aged 78 after a long illness.Cult author JG Ballard dead at 78 (Thanks, Jay!)
His agent Margaret Hanbury said the author had been ill "for several years" and had died on Sunday morning.
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