... John Updike, prize-winning writer, dead at age 76. (Dave Lull has also alerted me to this.)
More here: John Updike Dies and here: Acclaimed writer John Updike dies at 76.
... from The Telegraph: John Updike.
... Christopher Lehman-Haupt: American writer John Updike dies.
CNN: Famed author John Updike dies of cancer at 76. (Hat tip, Scott Stein.)