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Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, at 80

Anne Rice, author of gothic novels

Anne Rice, the gothic author widely far-famed for her bestselling novel “Interview With the Vampire,” died late Sabbatum at the age of 80.

Anne Rice, author of gothic novels
Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, at 80

Rice died thanks to complications from a stroke, her son Saint Christopher Rice proclaimed on her Facebook page and his Twitter page. “In her final hours, I Sabbatum beside her single bed in awe of her accomplishments and her courage,” Christopher Rice wrote within the statement.

Anne Rice was the author of the 1976 novel “Interview With the Vampire,” that was later adopted, with a script by Rice, into the 1994 flick directed by Neil Jordan and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. It' additionally set to be tailored once more in an coming TV series on AMC and AMC+ set to premiere next year.

Anne Rice, author of gothic novels, at 80

“Interview With the Vampire,” within which communicator Daniel Molloy interviews Joe Louis de Pointe du Lac, was Rice' initial novel; however , over 5 decades, she wrote over thirty books and sold more than one hundred fifty million copies worldwide. 13 of them were a part of the “Vampire Chronicles" begun together with her 1976 debut.

Born Howard Allen Frances O’Brien in 1941, she was raised in New Orleans, wherever several of her novels were set. Her father worked for the communicating however created sculptures ANd wrote fiction on the side. Her older sister, Alice Borchardt, additionally wrote fantasy and horror fiction. Rice' mother died once Rice was 15.

Anne Rice

Raised in an Irish Catholic family, Rice wrote concerning her unsteady non secular journey, together with the 2008 memoir “Called Out of Darkness: A non secular Confession." however in 2010, she proclaimed that she was now not Christian, locution “I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control.”

“I believed for a protracted time that the differences, the quarrels among Christians didn’t matter tons for the individual, that you simply live your life and keep out of it. then again i started to understand that it wasn’t a straightforward issue to do,” Rice told The Associated Press then. “I came to the conclusion that if I didn’t build this declaration, I would lose my mind.”

Rice was expected to be buried throughout a non-public ceremony at a family sepulcher in New Orleans on an unrevealed date, in keeping with the statement. A public celebration of life was to take place next year.