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Nora Ephron Dead At 71

(SEE UPDATE BELOW) Tuesday afternoon, columnist Liz Smith published a wowOwow post seemingly eulogizing writer and director Nora Ephron. The post soon spread across the web, prompting many to note that there were no other reports of Ephron’s passing.

Smith’s post then appeared to be down, briefly, before appearing anew.

The New York Times‘s Julie Bosman Tweeted that according to Ephron’s publisher, Knopf, the author is still alive.

Newsweek/Daily Beast reporter Maria Elena Fernandez later Tweeted that Ephron, while alive, is in ill health:

TMZ confirms this, reporting that Ephron’s family has told close friends that she is “gravely ill.”

UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Ephron has died:

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