Anne Rice is dead: Author of Interview With A Vampire dies at 80

Author Anne Rice has passed away at the age of 80

Author Anne Rice has passed away at the age of 80.

The star, whose popular books include Interview With A Vampire and The Vampire Chronicles, died in her family on Saturday night.

Her son, Christopher, confirmed the sad news in a statement on her public Facebook page, and explained that she died of complications from the stroke.

‘The dearest people of Trang. This is Christopher, son of Anne, and I break my heart bringing you this sad news,’ he began. ‘Earlier this evening, Anne passed away from complications from a stroke. She has been away from us for almost nineteen years since the day my father, her husband Stan, passed away.

‘Our family’s grief cannot be overstated. As my mother, her support for me was unconditional – she taught me to embrace my dreams, reject conformity, and challenge the dark voices of fear and insecurity. believe. As a writer, she taught me to challenge genre boundaries and surrender to my obsessive passions.

‘In her final hours, I sat by her bedside in awe of her accomplishments and her courage, overwhelmed with the memory of a life that took us from the mist-shrouded hills of the San Francisco Bay Area to the magical streets of New Orleans to the sparkling vistas of Southern California.

“When she kissed Anne goodbye, her sister Karen said, ‘You took us on a trip, kid. ” I think we can all agree. Let us take comfort in the shared hope that Anne is now experiencing firsthand the wonderful answers to many great spiritual and cosmic questions, mission that defined her life and career.’

‘During the last years of her life, your contributions to this site have brought her much joy, along with a deep sense of friendship and community.’

Christopher ended the post by sharing his mother’s funeral plans.

“Anne will be interred in our family mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans in a private ceremony,” he added.

‘Next year, the celebration of her life will be in New Orleans. The event will be open to the public and will be attended by her friends, readers and fans who have given her joy and inspiration throughout her life. ‘

Gratitude to the author on social networks (Photo: Rex)

Heartbroken fans quickly flooded the post with tributes to the late author.

‘My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mother is a tour de force. We mourn with you,’ one follower replied.

‘Please accept my sincere condolences. I admire your mother’s work. May she rest in eternal peace,’ another said.

‘My condolences. Her creations are a huge part of my life. May she rest well,’ one person commented.

As one Facebook user added: ‘Oh, what a sad news! My deepest condolences to you and your family. And deep gratitude for her life as a writer, which has enriched the lives of so many people. ‘

Rice published Interview With A Vampire in 1976, and it went on to become a bestseller (Image: Rex)

Rice published her first novel, Interview With A Vampire in 1976, with her debut becoming a bestseller – with Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst starring in the film. transform.

She followed that up with the sequels Vampire Lestat and The Queen of The Damned, with the series now spanning several books, including Blood and Gold, and Prince Lestat.

One of her last novels was in Chronicles of Vampires, when she released Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat in 2018.

The author has also used a pseudonym for several of her other works, writing Exit to Eden and Belinda under the name Anne Rampling, and Beauty’s Punishment under the name AN ​​Roquelaure.

Rice met her husband Stan while taking a journalism class in high school, and the couple were married in 1961.

Together they welcomed their first child, daughter Michele, in 1966.

The couple faced devastation when Michele was diagnosed with leukemia soon after and died in 1972.

She gave birth to son Christopher in 1978, who became an author in her own right, debuting in 2000 with A Density of Souls.

Rice is survived by her son Christopher.

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