Nora Ephron, Acclaimed Writer/Director, Dead at 71

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Nora Ephron, the acclaimed screenwriter behind such iconic romantic comedies as Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, has passed away. She was 71.

The three-time Academy Award nominee reportedly had been suffering from leukemia, although she kept her illness a secret from the public until today's tragic news.

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Ephron was once married to famous Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. She now is survived by her third husband, Goodfellas scribe Nicholas Pileggi, and two sons she shared with Bernstein.  

One of the most powerful and respected women in Hollywood, Ephron's final project turned out to be Julie and Julia, which earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination.

Our thoughts go out to her friends and loved ones.

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Some `news stations` reported she passed away erlier today and family disputed it. If she has indeed passed then my thoughts and prayers are with this talented screen writers family. Thank you Nora for some great films!

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Rest in pease to her my god bless her family