Article Photos: Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies at 86 4/5

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2009 file photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, author and essayist Gore Vidal delivers the keynote presentation during the first session of the 27th annual Key West Literary Seminar in Key West, Fla. Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. AP photo <strong>Carol Tedesco - AP</strong>