The mysterious American horror writer Anne Rice passed away on Saturday evening. The author, known for “Interview with the Vampire”, among others, turned eighty.
“It breaks my heart to have to deliver this sad news. I sat by her hospital bed in her final hours, admiring her accomplishments and courage,” her son Christopher wrote on Anne Rice’s Facebook page. My mother’s support was unconditional for me. You taught me to embrace my dreams. Rice died of a stroke.
Rice has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. Many of her works have been made into films. It was the most popular book InTerview with the vampire from 1976 and also appeared on the big screen in 1994, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The film received two Academy Award nominations. Rice has also authored several book series, including “The Vampire Chronicles” and “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches”. She also wrote thriller novels under the pseudonym Anne Rampling.
Anne Rice was buried in a private ceremony at the family mausoleum in New Orleans. Several of her books have also been translated into Dutch, including Immortal Diaries From witches hour.
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