Nora Ephron Dead at 71

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Nora Ephron Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, perhaps best known for penning the films When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle has reportedly died. She was 71.

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According to the Washington Post, the three-time Oscar nominee passed away from the blood disorder myelodysplasia. She was reportedly diagnosed with the disease six years ago.

Ephron's publisher, Nicholas Latimer of Alfred A. Knopf confirmed that the writer was in grave condition on Tuesday, speaking with The Associated Press.

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Several stars have tweeted their respects following the news including fellow scribe Nia Vardalos who wrote: "Nora Ephron you helped all writer-girls know to just tell the truth."

Ephron is survived by her two sons Jacob and Max Bernstein.