'Love Story' author Erich Segal dies at 72

LONDON (AP) - The daughter of "Love Story" author Erich Segal
says her father has died at 72.

Francesca Segal says her father died Sunday at his London home
from a heart attack and a funeral was held Tuesday.

"Love Story," a novel about a young couple dealing with love
and bereavement, was turned into a film in 1970. The movie was
nominated for seven Oscars, including best writer, best picture,
best director and best actor and actress. It won only for best

Segal was a fellow of Wolfson College at Oxford University.

He is survived by his wife, Karen James, and daughters Francesca
and Miranda.

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