Death of William Peter Blatty

January 7, 1928 - January 12, 2017
| Age 89

Best-selling author wrote "The Exorcist"
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William Peter Blatty, the best-selling author and screenwriter who terrified readers and moviegoers with "The Exorcist," died Thursday, January 12, of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. He was 89. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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