‘Bonfire of the Vanities' author Tom Wolfe dies at 87

NEW YORK CITY (WSYR-TV) - Celebrated writer Tom Wolfe died Monday in a Manhattan hospital.

Wolfe – who penned “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities” – was 87.

His publicist confirmed Wolfe’s passing for the New York Times.

Wolfe had lived in New York since joining the staff of the New York Herald Tribune in 1962.

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