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    Terry Anderson, AP Reporter Abducted in Lebanon and Held Captive for Years, Has Died at 76

    Terry Anderson, AP Reporter Abducted in Lebanon and Held Captive for Years, Has Died at 76

    (AP) — Terry Anderson, the globe-trotting Associated Press correspondent who became one of America's longest-held hostages after he was snatched from a street in war-torn in 1985 and held for nearly seven years, has died at 76.

    Anderson, who chronicled his abduction and torturous imprisonment by Islamic militants in his best-selling 1993 memoir “Den of Lions,” died on Sunday at his home in Greenwood Lake, New York, said his daughter, Sulome Anderson.

    Anderson died of complications from recent heart surgery, his daughter said.

    “Terry was deeply committed to on-the-ground eyewitness reporting and demonstrated great bravery and resolve, both in his journalism and during his years held hostage. We are so appreciative of the sacrifices he and his family made as the result of his work,” said Julie Pace, senior vice president and executive editor of the AP.

    “He never liked to be called a hero, but that's what everyone persisted in calling him,” said Sulome Anderson. “I saw him a week ago and my partner asked him if he had anything on his bucket list, anything that he wanted to do. He said, ‘I've lived so much and I've done so much. I'm content.'”

    After returning to the United States in 1991, Anderson led a peripatetic life, giving public speeches, teaching journalism at several prominent universities and, at various times, operating a blues bar, Cajun restaurant, horse ranch and…

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