Legendary Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger passed away Thursday at his home in Cornish, N.H., the Associated Press reports. He was 91.
In a statement to the AP, Salinger`s son said the scribe died of natural causes.
Best known for bringing rebellious teen Holden Caulfield to life in the pages of 1951`s adolescent novel Catcher in the Rye, Salinger`s last published work, a novella called "Hapworth 16, 1924," appeared in The New Yorker in 1965.
As known for his reclusive nature as for his writing, Salinger lived in self-imposed isolation for decades in the tiny New Hampshire town with a population of 1,600.
"I love to write and I assure you I write regularly," Salinger, raised on New York City`s posh Park Avenue, told the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate in 1980. "But I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it."