Peter Matthiessen, award-winning author and environmentalist, dies at age 86

  • by: HILLEL ITALIE , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 5, 2014 - 9:15 PM

NEW YORK — Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.

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