Byline: ADRIAN SHAW
JD Salinger, the author of the classic novel of adolescent angst The Catcher in the Rye, has died aged 91.
One of the best-selling works of fiction ever, his 1951 first book featured rebellious anti-hero Holden Caulfield and inspired generations of teenagers with its theme of alienation, loss of innocence and fantasy.
Salinger was born on New Year's Day 1919 in New York to a half-Scottish, half-Irish mother and a Polish Jew father who sold cheese.
Mark Chapman was claimed to be carrying a copy of The Catcher In The Rye when he shot Beatle John Lennon in 1980 - and said it was reading it that drove him to kill.