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Famed Brooklyn “Warriors” Author, Sol Yurick, Passed Away

Posted By Willie Simpson On January 9, 2013 @ 4:00 pm In Arts & Culture | 5 Comments

Source: papertiger.org

Famed Brooklyn author Sol Yurick passed away at the age of 87 this past Saturday according to the New York Daily News [1]. Yurick is most famous for writing The Warriors, a 1965 novel – and, later, cult move – about a Brooklyn gang viciously battling their way through the borough on their way home to Coney Island.

The movie grew into a huge cult success in years subsequent to its release. earning a 94 percentĀ approval rating [2] on Rotten Tomatoes.

Yurick, born to working class Jewish immigrants in the Bronx in 1925, made Brooklyn his home when he moved to Park Slope in 1958. He worked as a social investigator for the Department of Welfare, observing the rhythms of the streets and underclasses that informed the vibrancy of his writing.

Yurick moved to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in 1985 where he lived for the rest of his life. He is survived by his wife Adrienne and his daughter Susanna.

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[1] New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/sol-yurick-author-warriors-dead-87-article-1.1235218

[2] approval rating: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1023205-warriors/

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