Death of James Fogle

1937 - August 23, 2012
Seattle, Washington | Age 75

'Drugstore cowboy' author dies in US prison
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SEATTLE (AP) — James Fogle, who wrote "Drugstore Cowboy," an autobiographical crime novel that led to an acclaimed 1989 film starring Matt Dillon, has died. He was 75.

Fogle died Thursday at a prison in Washington state, said Selena Davis, a state corrections spokeswoman. A judge had sentenced him to almost 16 years in prison for holding up a pharmacy in a Seattle suburb in 2010, the last in a string of crimes that put him behind bars for most of his adult life...

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