Death of Donald J. Sobol

October 4, 1924 - July 11, 2012
Miami, Florida | Age 87

'Encyclopedia Brown' author dies at 87
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LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Donald J. Sobol, author of the popular "Encyclopedia Brown" series of children's mysteries, has died. He was 87.

Sobol died in Miami from natural causes July 11, with his wife Rose by his side, his son John Sobol told The Associated Press Monday.

Sobol's series featured amateur sleuth Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown, who would unravel local mysteries with the help of his encyclopedic knowledge of facts great and small....

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