Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has died.

FILE PHOTO - Elie Wiesel introduces U.S. President

FILE PHOTO - Elie Wiesel introduces U.S. President Barack Obama at the Holocaust Museum April 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87.

His death was announced Saturday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. No other details were immediately available.

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