Segal passed away from a heart attack at his London home on Sunday (17Jan10).
Best known for his 1969 novel Love Story, which he wrote during his career as a professor at Harvard, Segal went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of the 1970 adaptation of his bestselling tome.
The film, which kickstarted the careers of Ryan O'Neal and Tommy Lee Jones, was a global hit, and picked up seven nods at the 1971 Oscars.
Segal also penned the screenplay for The Beatles' Yellow Submarine and Love Story sequel, Oliver's Story.
His funeral took place in Britain on Tuesday (19Jan10).
Oscar nominated movie producer and agent Howard G. Minsky has died at his home in Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 94.
Minsky started out in Hollywood during the silent era, and carved out a long career as an executive at studios Fox and Paramount, later working as an artist agent for William Morris.
His most famous career achievement was taking Love Story to the big screen in 1970, after Erich Segal's script had been rejected by most of Tinseltown.
The movie, starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw, became a massive hit, earning seven Academy Award nominations.
Minsky went on to write his own love story, which was published last year, about his 65-year marriage to wife Sylvia, who died in 2002. He is survived by his daughter Marcia Halperin.
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