Anne Rice, a well-known gothic novelist, has died at the age of 80.
Rice’s debut novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” was released in 1976 and went on to become one of the best-selling books of all time.
According to messages on her social media profiles, best-selling novelist Anne Rice has died. She was 80 years old at the time.
“Page’s Most Valuable Citizens. This is Anne’s son Christopher, and I’m sorry to have to break the news to you. Anne died earlier tonight as a consequence of complications from a stroke. She died almost nineteen years to the day after my father, Stan, died “According to the post. “The depth of our sadness as a family cannot be understated.”
Rice’s debut novel, “Interview with the Vampire,” was released in 1976 and went on to become one of the best-selling books of all time. It was eventually adapted into a film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, and Antonio Banderas in 1994.
Rice’s narrative of the Vampire Lestat was continued in a series of novels known as The Vampire Chronicles. “The Witching Hour,” “Servant of the Bones,” “Merrick,” “Blackwood Farm,” “Blood Canticle,” “Violin,” and “Cry to Heaven” are among her other well-known works.
In 2001, her book “Feast of All Saints,” about antebellum New Orleans’ free people of colour, was adapted into a Showtime miniseries.
Rice was married for 41 years to poet Stan Rice, who died in 2002. Michele Rice, the couple’s daughter, died of leukaemia when she was five years old in 1972, and Christopher Rice, the couple’s son, is also a best-selling novelist. They collaborated on the historical horror books “Ramses the Damned: Cleopatra’s Passion” and “Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris.”
He stated in the statement announcing her death, “As my mother, her love for me was unwavering – she taught me to embrace my aspirations, reject conformity, and confront the dark whispers of fear and self-doubt.” “She taught me how to transcend genre limitations and succumb to my compulsive desires as a writer. I stood by her hospital bed in admiration of her achievements and fortitude in her dying hours, immersed in recollections of a life that took us from the fog-shrouded hills of San Francisco to the enchanting streets of New Orleans to the glittering panoramas of Southern California.”
Other information of his mother’s last moments were also revealed by Christopher Rice.
“As she kissed Anne goodbye, Karen exclaimed, ‘What a rollercoaster you took us on, child,” he recounted. “I believe we can all agree on this. Let us take solace in the common hope that Anne is now seeing directly the wonderful solutions to many important spiritual and cosmic concerns for which she spent her life and career searching. Your contributions to this website offered her enormous delight, as well as a deep feeling of connection and community, for most of her last years.”
Rice will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in her family’s mausoleum at New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery. According to the statement, a public celebration of life will take place in New Orleans sometime in 2022.