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'First Wives Club' author dies.

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The author of 'First Wives Club', which was turned into a successful Hollywood film, has died after complications during a face-lift operation.

Olivia Goldsmith had been in a coma since 14 January 2004 following complications from the anaesthesia during surgery. Her lawyer said she died at a Manhattan hospital on Thursday 15 January 2004.

'First Wives Club' was Goldsmith's debut novel released in 1992 and she wrote four more novels with her latest book, 'Dumping Billy', due for release in May 2004. She had previously been a successful management consultant, becoming the first female partner at firm Boaz Allen Hamilton. She was 54, reports the Associated Press.
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