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Morgan Kane's father is dead

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Kjell Hallbing, creator of Morgan Kane, died Thursday at Tønsberg hospital after being hospitalized for a short time. He was 69 years old.

Kjell Hallbing’s son Kjell Ørnulv Hallbing informed the Norwegian news bureau of his father’s death.

Under the pseudonym Louis Masterson, Hallbing wrote the book series about the western hero Morgan Kane. The first book was published in 1966, and Hallbing concluded the series in 1978.

According to the publishing company Bladkompaniet, the 83 Morgan Kane books sold more than 11 million copies in Norway. Hallbing also wrote about Morgan Kane’s son in the series «El Diablo». In total, Hallbing sold about 22 million books.

Hallbing studied at a business college and worked as a bank cashier for 17 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1971.

His first book «Ubåtkontakt» was published in 1961, and he wrote about 30 books under different pseudonyms before he published his first Morgan Kane book.

Hallbing’s last book was «Stormens øye» in El Diablo series, published in 1997.

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