Popular Author John Updike dies at 76 from Lung Cancer.

Popular author of best selling books "Rabbit, Run" (1960), "Couples" (1968), "The Witches of Eastwick" (1984) and "Terrorist" (2006)" . John was also a Pulitzer price winner for his books “Rabbit Run” and “Rabbit at Rest”.

According to his publicists, John passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 from lung cancer.  John was thought of as one of America’s literary greats.

"John Updike’s place among America’s literary greats is forever secure, as is his special place in every Red Sox fan’s heart for his magnificent ‘Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu,’ " Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) said in a statement. "We honor his memory and his contributions, and Massachusetts today bids him a sad and wistful adieu of our own."