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|Subject: Dying the same day, author Daniel Keyes (1927-2014) best known for novel "Flowers for Algernon" (1966), of a mentally challenged man who became a genius following experimental surgery. ...
His tome was made into "Charly", an Academy Award-nominated film, earning Cliff Robertson 'Best Actor' honor.
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Date Posted: Monday, June 15, 12:58:14pm
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Widow Jean finally buried him nearly 8,000 miles away in Oslo, Norway...in a still UNmarked grave.
's message, "Ugly, ugly end for Kasem with court battles over his healthcare, with his wife's horrid elder abuse resulting in mistreatment, and subsequent sepsis caused by an ulcerated bedsores. Kasem's daughter put in court order to stop cremation pending full autopsy, and his widow took body to another country for burial. ..." on Monday, June 15, 12:37:05pm
Daniel Keyes & "Flowers for Algernon" ...
...The short story and subsequent novel, Flowers for Algernon, is written as progress reports of a mentally disabled man, Charlie,
who undergoes experimental surgery and briefly becomes a genius before the effects tragically wear off. The story was initially
published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and the expanded novel in 1966. The novel has
been adapted several times for other media, most prominently as the 1968 film Charly, starring Cliff Robertson (who won an Academy
Award for Best Actor) and Claire Bloom. Keyes also won the Hugo Award in 1959 and the Nebula Award in 1966 for the story. ...