07/24/2010 01:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bret Easton Ellis Breaks Silence On His Public Celebration Of J.D. Salinger's Death

WHEN Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger died last January, many US literary figures were quick to publicly lament his passing. Not Bret Easton Ellis, who tweeted the following: "Yeah!! Thank God he's finally dead. I've been waiting for this day for-f**king-ever. Party tonight!!!"

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