Nora Ephron, the prodigious screenwriter, filmmaker, and director best known for hits like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has passed away at age 71 following a long bout with leukemia. Word of her deteriorating condition spread quickly over Twitter after her friend and celebrity columnist Liz Smith penned what appeared to be an obituary, which has since been taken down. Her condition was subsequently confirmed by her book publisher late Tuesday.
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