Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Gregory White Smith | Prize-winning writer, 62

Gregory White Smith, 62, the co-author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the artist Jackson Pollock, died Thursday in his South Carolina home from a brain tumor.

Funeral director Greg Edwards confirmed Mr. Smith's death, as did family attorney Elizabeth Petit.

Petit said Mr. Smith had battled the brain tumor for almost 40 years. She said he died in the Aiken home he shared with his partner and co-author, Steven Naifeh.

Their biography of the artist, Jackson Pollock: An American Saga, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1991, a year after it was published. Petit said the two men wrote 18 books together, including, Van Gogh: The Life, published in 2011. - AP

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