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    Best-selling crime author Dominick Dunne has lost his battle with bladder cancer, aged 83.

    The revered writer and Vanity Fair magazine contributor died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan, according to his son, actor Griffin Dunne.

    Dunne, the author of An Inconvenient Woman and The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, was born in Connecticut in 1925 and began his career as a TV and film producer.

    He served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism.

    He shot to fame in the mid-1990s thanks to his insightful coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. He wrapped up his coverage of the disgraced former American football icon in court last year when he insisted on covering the kidnap and robbery trial - which ended with Simpson's incarceration - against doctors' orders.

    Dunne had travelled to Germany and the Dominican Republic for experimental stem cell treatments to fight his cancer in recent years and once revealed that he and the late Farrah Fawcett were in the same cancer clinic in Bavaria.

    He completed his final novel, Too Much Money, before his death. It is scheduled for release in December.

    Dunne was penning his memoirs when he died.

    Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter - a longtime friend, says, "It is fair to say that the halls of Vanity Fair will be lonelier without him and that, indeed, we will not see his like anytime soon, if ever again."

    As a Vanity Fair writer, Dunne became famous for covering high-profile court cases and was a beloved raconteur and high-society interviewer and confidante.

    Dunne's life was marred by tragedy - his actress daughter, Dominique, was murdered by her boyfriend in 1982.

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    I do not know who he is but R.I.P.
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    I know the name but not all that familiar with him otherwise. Still, Rest in Peace, Mr. Dunne

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    If I'm not mistaken he had a show on Court TV/TruTV called "Crime & Punishment."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I do not know who he is but R.I.P.
    Do you recall Dominique Dunne ( Poltergeist), an actress, being murdered by her boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, back in 1982? that was his daughter.

    ever get bored and watch "Power, Privilege & Justice" ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377245/

    (ETA- didnt realize the Dominique Dunne bit was on the bottom of the 1st post)
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    That's too bad, I used to see him on T.V. all the time during the O.J. Simpson trial on CNN>
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    he was the brother in law of writer John Dunne and brother in law of Joan Didion....she wrote an amazing book about dealing with John's sudden death and the illness of their daughter "The Year of Magical Thinking"

    Dominick was a terrific writer on his own...he started off as a movie producer but became disillusioned and left it to write ... ironically several of his books became tv movies People like us and the Two Mrs Grenvilles

    he came from a life of wealth and high social standing and was brought up in some of the same social circles as the Kennedys

    After his daughters death he turned his interest to writing about crime and punishment as well as the wealthy.

    Most interestingly he wrote a novelization about the Martha Moxley murder that brought the crime back into the public attention...a Kennedy relative was convicted of the crime 20 years later and Dominick covered the trial..

    most people do know him for his OJ Simpson coverage tho.

    he was writing a memoir at the time of his death....and what a memoir that would be!

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    He is also the father of director Griffin Dunne.
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    I loved his crime writings. He was awesome. His coverage of the SImpson trail was fantastic.

    RIP, Mr Dunne.

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