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SF City Lights founder, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti dies at 101

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One of the most famous poets in the history of the Bay Area has died.

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- Breaking news. One of the most famous poets in the history of the Bay Area has died. Lawrence Ferlinghetti was 101. The heroic defender of free speech founded City Life Books, the iconic San Francisco bookstore first published poetry by some of the literary world's best writers. City Lights Books tweeted a message about his passing. It says, "Our poet and hero Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away on Monday February 22 in the evening. We love you, Lawrence."