One of America's greatest modern writers, John Updike, has died from lung cancer at the age of 76.
Updike, who chronicled American suburban life with searing wit,
was best-known internationally for his series of four novels and a novella about the life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom through the latter decades of the 20th century, and for the novel The Witches of Eastwick.
Also a poet, short-story writer and essayist he won the Pulitzer Prize twice. British novelist Ian McEwan, who was a friend, says he was a literary giant.