Prolific left-wing author and 9/11 conspiracy dabbler Gore Vidal died Tuesday at age 86. His name trended on Twitter throughout the early morning as friends, fans and critics tweeted about his life and work.

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Many conservatives recalled the famous dust-up between Vidal and William F. Buckley.

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/230511058677297153

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