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Swedish poet Thomas Tranströmer dies, age 83

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The Nobel Prize winner, who was also a psychologist, passed away in Stockholm after a short illness

The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2011, died in Stockholm on Thursday at the age of 83. He had lost the power of speech after a stroke in 1990, but continued to write poetry, and with his left hand to play the piano.

For most of his life, he worked part-time as an industrial psychologist and the rest of the time as a poet.

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