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Man behind The Message, Eugene Peterson dies aged 85

Author Winn Collier first wrote the news on facebook

He wrote on twitter: "My dear friend and pastor Eugene Peterson has died this morning. The lantern is out, but the joy he carried with him to his final breaths endures. Eugene is now with the Triune God he has loved his entire life. Memory eternal."

Eugene Peterson had recently gone into a hospice after what his son Eric said was a "dramatic turn in his health caused by an infection". 

He was being treated for pneumonia and experienced heart failure and dementia, with his care becoming primarily palliative. 

He is most well-known for writing his paraphrase of the Bible, aimed for it to be simpler to read, although it received criticism from many for missing key truths or simplifying themes too much. 

Praise has come in on twitter, saying he made the Bible accessible. 

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