Oliver Sacks, Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

Famed British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday at the age of 82, his assistant told The New York Times.

The cause of death was cancer.

In February, he wrote an op-ed revealing that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer, after earlier melanoma in his eye spread to his liver.

“It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me,” he wrote. “I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers.”

Sacks was a bestselling author who wrote a number of books, including Musicophilia, Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat.

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