Wolfe told him to "own it," referring to the cancer, and that speaking about his health would prompt others who have not been tested to do so, Walker said.
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"He's one of the great figures in New York," Wolfe has said of Roberts, to whom "Bonfire" is dedicated. "Probably the greatest single figure I've run into."
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