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Author of the book that inspired "Field of Dreams" has died

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The man whose book inspired the film, "Field of Dreams" has died.

W.P. Kinsella was 81-years-old and was a well-known Canadian author. 

A statement was released by Kinsella's agent, Carolyn Swayze, but did not give any details of his health or when he died.

Swayze said he was one of North America's greatest and popular authors and that his books were translated into many languages worldwide.

His final book, "Russian Dolls," will be published next year.

His novel, "Shoeless Joe" inspired "Field of Dreams," which is how became well-known. 

Based on the article from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/17/entertainment/author-wp-kinsella-dead/

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