From the Associated Press:
J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91. Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, the author's son said in a statement...'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies [AP] Photo: Tatteralan.