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‘Exorcist’ author William Peter Blatty dead at 89

LOS ANGELES:¬†William Peter Blatty, the author of the novel "The Exorcist"¬†and writer of its Oscar-winning big-screen adaptation, has died aged 89, the director of the iconic horror movie announced Friday. Blatty wrote several books but his signature achievement was the 1971 novel that told the story of a 12-year-old girl whose vile behavior leads a young priest to conclude that she is possessed by a demon. The novel was panned by critics but went on to sell 13 million copies, topping The New York Times bestseller list…