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R.I.P. Anne Rice, Author of “The Vampire Chronicles” Novels, Has Passed Away at 80

R.I.P. Anne Rice, Author of "The Vampire Chronicles" Novels, Has Passed Away at 80

Tragic information this Sunday morning as we’ve realized that Anne Rice, the prolific horror author behind the enduring “Interview With the Vampire” and the complete “The Vampire Chronicles” ebook collection, handed away final evening because of problems ensuing from a stroke. She was 80.

“Earlier tonight, Anne handed away because of problems ensuing from a stroke,” Rice’s son, Christopher Rice, mentioned in an announcement on social media. “She left us virtually nineteen years to the day my father, her husband Stan, died. The immensity of our household’s grief can’t be overstated. As my mom, her help for me was unconditional — she taught me to embrace my goals, reject conformity and problem the darkish voices of worry and self-doubt. As a author, she taught me to defy style boundaries and give up to my obsessive passions.

“In her last hours, I sat beside her hospital mattress in awe of her accomplishments and her braveness, awash in recollections of a life that took us from the fog laced hills of the San Francisco Bay Space to the magical streets of New Orleans to the twinkling vistas of Southern California. As she kissed Anne goodbye, her youthful sister Karen mentioned, ‘What a journey you took us on, child.’ I feel we are able to all agree. Allow us to take consolation within the shared hope that Anne is now experiencing firsthand the wonderful solutions to many nice non secular and cosmic questions, the search for which outlined her life and profession.

“All through a lot of her last years, your contributions to this web page introduced her a lot pleasure, together with a profound sense of friendship and neighborhood,” he tells her followers. “Anne will likely be interred in our household’s mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans in a personal ceremony. Subsequent 12 months, a celebration of her life will happen in New Orleans. This occasion will likely be open to the general public and can invite the participation of her pals, readers and followers who introduced her such pleasure and inspiration all through her life.”

Rice wrote practically 40 novels, together with the famed “The Vampire Chronicles” and the more moderen “Mayfair Witches”. She bought some 135 million copies, putting her among the many hottest fantasy writers of all time, notes THR.

She additionally penned the screenplay to the 1994 adaptation of Interview With the Vampire, which starred Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and launched hundreds of thousands to the enduring vampire Lestat. Queen of the Damned would additionally obtain the Hollywood therapy in 2002, starring the late Aaliyah.

AMC had not too long ago given a collection order to “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches”, as they proceed to movie “Interview With the Vampire”, the primary in a brand new collection based mostly on “The Vampires Chronicles”.

The works of Anne Rice will dwell on in infamy and her influence on the style will proceed to be felt till the top of time. You possibly can learn an exquisite obit over at THR.

What’s your favourite Anne Rice novel and why?

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