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Author Ken MacLeod pays tribute to his friend Iain Banks

Close friend and fellow author Ken MacLeod has paid tribute to Iain Banks, who has died aged 59.

Mr MacLeod said he saw him a few days before his death, and that he was exhausted but "still in good spirits".

Iain Banks revealed in April that he was suffering from terminal gall bladder cancer and was unlikely to live for more than a year.

  • 09 Jun 2013