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Anne Rice, the gothic novelist widely known for her best-selling novel “Interview With the Vampire,” passed away late Saturday at the age of 80. “In her final hours, I was sat at her bedside in awe of her achievement and courage,” Christopher Rice wrote in the statement. , with a screenplay by Rice, into the 1994 film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. It will also be adapted again in an upcoming TV series on AMC, and AMC+ will premiere next year. “Interview With the Vampire,” in which reporter Daniel Molloy interviewed Louis de Pointe du Lac, was Rice’s first novel but over the next five decades, she wrote more than 30 books and sold more than 150. million copies worldwide. Thirteen of them were part of a “Chronicle of Vampires” that began with her 1976 debut. Born in 1941, Howard Allen Frances O’Brien, she grew up in New Orleans, where many of her novels are located. Her father worked for the postal service but made sculptures and wrote novels about the side. Her older sister, Alice Borchardt, also writes fantasy and horror novels. Rice’s mother died when Rice was 15 years old. “It’s called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession.” But in 2010, she announced that she was no longer Catholic, saying, “I refuse to be against homosexuals. I refuse to be against feminism. I refuse to be against artificial birth control. “” I have long believed that differences, quarrels between Christians are not personally important, that you should live your life and stay away from it. But then I started to realize that it wasn’t an easy thing to do,” Rice told the Associated Press afterward. “I’ve come to the conclusion that if I don’t declare this, I’ll lose my mind.” statement. A birthday celebration will take place next year.

Anne Rice, the gothic novelist widely known for her best-selling novel “Interview With the Vampire,” died late Saturday at the age of 80.

Her son, Christopher Rice, made the announcement on her Facebook page and her Twitter page.

“In her final hours, I sat at her bedside in awe of her achievement and courage,” Christopher Rice wrote in the statement.

Anne Rice is the author of the 1976 novel “Interview With the Vampire,” which was later adapted, with a screenplay, into a 1994 film by director Neil Jordan and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. . It will also be adapted again in an upcoming TV series on AMC, and AMC+ will premiere next year.

“Interview With the Vampire,” in which reporter Daniel Molloy interviewed Louis de Pointe du Lac, was Rice’s first novel but over the next five decades she would write more than 30 books and sell more than 150 million. worldwide edition. 13 of them were part of the “Chronicles of Vampires” that began with her 1976 debut.

Howard Allen Frances O’Brien was born in 1941, she grew up in New Orleans, where many of her novels are located. Her father worked for the postal service but worked as a sculptor and wrote novels. Her older sister, Alice Borchardt, also writes fantasy and horror novels. Rice’s mother died when Rice was 15 years old.

Raised in an Irish Catholic family, Rice has written about her tumultuous spiritual journey, including her 2008 memoir “Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession.” But in 2010, she announced that she was no longer Catholic, saying, “I refuse to object—okay. I refuse to be against feminism. I refuse to be against artificial birth control. “

“I have long believed that differences, quarrels between Christians are not personally important, that you should live your life and stay away from it. But then I started to realize that it wasn’t an easy thing to do,” Rice told the Associated Press afterward. “I came to the conclusion that if I didn’t declare this, I would lose my mind.”

Rice is expected to be proposed in a private ceremony at the family mausoleum in New Orleans at an undisclosed date, according to the statement. A birthday celebration will take place next year.

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