“Interview with the Vampire” Author Anne Rice Passes Away at Age 80 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports
(CNN) – Anne Rice, author of the bestselling Vampire Chronicles novel series, died on Saturday, her son announced on social networks. She was 80 years old.
She died of a stroke, said Christopher Rice.
Rice’s greatest success was her first novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” which was published in 1976 and featured the character of the vampire Lestat, who would be the central character in the 13-book Chronicles series, the most of which recent was published in 2018.
“I had an idea of Lestat as the man of action, the man who could do things that I couldn’t do,” Rice said at a conference at University of Southern Illinois in 2010.
“Interview with the Vampire” became a blockbuster feature film in 1994, helping to rekindle interest in the vampire genre which continued with the television series “The Vampire Diaries” and the “Twilight” film series.
Although she lived most of her life in California, Rice was originally from New Orleans and told many of her stories there, she says. site biography.
Rice’s son, Christopher Rice, said he was at his mother’s bedside when she died.
Anne Rice will be buried in a private ceremony in New Orleans, with a public memorial slated for next year, he said.
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