'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger dies

In this 1951 photo, J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye", "Nine Stories", and "Franny and Zooey" is shown. Salinger died of natural causes at his home on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at the age of 91. (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

January 28, 2010 1:19:45 PM PST
J.D. Salinger, the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned, has died. He was 91.