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Ernest Hemingway: literary genius remembered

Ernest Hemingway was not only a famous American writer — he had a larger-than-life persona.

His legend lives on, even as an important anniversary is marked this weekend – Saturday, July 2 is the 50th anniversary of his death.

Hemingway spent his life traveling around the world, redefining the way we think about reading and writing.

While he was a master at his craft, depression eventually got the best of him.

On July 2, 1961, in his cabin in Ketchum, Idaho, Hemingway took his own life, in his foyer, with a shotgun.

Ninety-three-year old Bud Purdy, one of Hemingway’s hunting companions, and one of the last people to witness the depression that clouded his final years, recalls the day the world lost a literary genius.

“Early Show” co-anchor Jeff Glor reports.

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