Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the popular children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," has died.
Sendak, who wrote and illustrated more than 50 children’s books, died Tuesday at the age of 83. He reportedly had suffered a stroke on May 4.
The son of immigrant Polish Jews, Sendak told The Associated Press that he spent his childhood in Brooklyn thinking about the children who died in the Holocaust in Europe.
"My burden is living for those who didn't," he told the AP.
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