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Funeral arrangements set for best-selling Minn. author Vince Flynn

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International best-selling author Vince Flynn will be memorialized in a funeral service in his native St. Paul early next week, KARE-TV reports.

The funeral for Flynn -- who died earlier this week from an aggressive form of prostate cancer at age 47 -- is set to take place Monday at the Cathedral of St. Paul at 10: 30 a.m.

Visitation will take place at the St. Joseph Chapel from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Flynn, who disclosed his Stage III prostate cancer diagnosis two years ago, died early Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

A graduate of St. Thomas Military Academy High School and the University of St. Thomas, Flynn authored 14 espionage novels — many of them best-sellers centering on the character of CIA agent and counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp.

CBS Films, which purchased the movie rights to Flynn's books in 2008, says development for the Mitch Rapp movie based on 2010's "American Assassin" is still on track.

Flynn told The Hollywood Reporter last year that Bruce Willis had signed on to the film play Rapp's mentor, Stan Hurley.

The author also told THR at the time that he hoped for "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth would sign on to play Rapp; but in a November 2012 interview with the KQRS "Morning Show" that the station re-aired Wednesday morning, he indicated that Hemsworth turned the role down.

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