Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Prize winner for literature, dies at 88

He died during the early morning of March 3 due to natural causes.

Kenzaburo Oe in 2012.

Kim Kyung-hoon/Reuters

The Japanese Nobel Prize winner for Literature Kenzaburo Oe died in the early hours of March 3 of natural causes, his Japanese publishing house, Kodansha, announced on Monday.

Born in Ehime prefecture (southwestern Japan) in 1935, Oe studied French literature at the University of Tokyo and won the Nobel Prize in 1994, becoming the second Japanese author to achieve this recognition.

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