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Poet Pablo Neruda talks with reporters Oct. 21, 1971, in Paris after being awarded that year's Nobel Prize for Literature.
November 6, 2015 Neruda's death in 1973 was attributed to prostate cancer. Now, 42 years later, the Chilean government says the Nobel laureate may have been killed in the aftermath of a coup.
Chilean writer and diplomat Pablo Neruda died from prostate cancer, not poison, officials say. He was serving as Chile's ambassador to France in 1971 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
November 8, 2013 It was prostate cancer, not an assassin's poison, that killed the famous Chilean poet, officials announced Friday. The Nobel laureate's body was exhumed this spring to investigate claims that he was murdered at age 69 in 1973.
Lance Armstrong talks to the media after the 2011 Xterra Nationals triathlon in Utah.
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Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda in Stockholm with his wife Matilda after he received the Nobel Prize for literature.
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June 3, 2011 While the Nobel laureate's family says he died of prostate cancer, his driver has recently claimed Neruda was poisoned — possibly under orders from Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
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