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SA born-Australian author, Bryce Courtenay dies.

JOHANNESBURG (CyHAN)- World renowned South African born, Australian writer and author, Bryce Courtenay has died at the age of 79, after suffering from stomach cancer.

Courtenay began his career as a writer in the 1950s, and went on to publish 21 books, selling more than 20 million copies worldwide, gaining praise and popularity with his first book, The Power of One.

According to his family, he passed away at his home in the Australian capital, Canberra last week Thursday.

He was born in 1933 in the Limpopo Province, before he studied journalism in London, subsequently moving to Australian in the 1950s.

First involved in advertising, he began writing his first novel, about a young boy growing up in apartheid-era South Africa, selling over 8 million copies, and being turned into a film.

His latest book, Jack of Diamonds, was published and released just two weeks ago.

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