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James Fogle dies at 75; 'Drugstore Cowboy' author, career criminal
James Fogle dies at 75; 'Drugstore Cowboy' author, career criminal

James Fogle, a career criminal and writer who blew every chance he had to go straight, including the brief period after his manuscript about a band of outlaw junkies, "Drugstore Cowboy," was made into a well-regarded 1989 movie, died in prison Thursday in Monroe, Wash. He was 75. His death was confirmed by the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said Fogle had malignant mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer often associated with asbestos exposure. He died at the Monroe Correctional Complex, where he was serving a 16-year term for robbery. "Drugstore Cowboy" told the story of two couples who joined forces to support their habits by robbing pharmacies....

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