Umberto Eco, Italian Semiotician and Best-Selling Author, Dies at 84 – The New York Times

Umberto Eco, an Italian scholar in the arcane field of semiotics who became the author of best-selling novels, most notably the blockbuster medieval mystery “The Name of the Rose,” died on Friday in Italy. He was 84.

Source: Umberto Eco, Italian Semiotician and Best-Selling Author, Dies at 84 – The New York Times