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Speaking of famous kid's books, Twitter reporting that Lois Ehlert, illustrator for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and a recipient of the Caldecott Honor Award in 1990 for Color Zoo, has died at 86:

 

 

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Very sad about Eric Carle. RIP

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On 23/02/2009 at 21:31, maryportfuncity said:

Good point Raskolnikov, but yer man Lovelock sounded very chipper on Radio Four this morning. In fact, I found myself wondering how old he was, guessing he sounded around 70. He may well make 100.

 

101 and still appearing in videos about that time he microwaved some hamsters. 

 

 

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https://www.wkrn.com/news/plane-crash-reported-at-fate-sanders-marina-in-rutherford-county/

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/plane-crash-reported-on-percy-priest-lake-in-smyrna

Author and diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara reported dead with Tarzan actor William Joseph (Joe) Lara in a plane crash.

 

Edit: Also mentioned that multiple leaders of the Remnant Fellowship Church are dead. It's a culty church founded by Lara in 1999.

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Never read her books but as a young actress saw her play the part of bombers daughter Tracy in Auf Weidersehen Pet RIP Lucinda

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Big name in my country because of her books. Death was mentioned by the yellow press websites even before posted here on DL and was mentioned on the YLE (largest media here) tv news.

I have a relative who has read some of her books.

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On 13/12/2020 at 22:59, Thatcher said:

He died after a fall, slipping in his bathroom:

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/world-famous-author-john-le-5531470

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Finnish author Laila Hirvisaari (formerly known as Hietamies from 1958 to 2004) dead at 83. One of the most known authors in Finland selling over four million copies but not so famous outside of Finland and Estonia. However, some of her works have been translated to English.

https://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/a/da749228-08c0-4d90-96ac-87b4dc1fab03

She was married to author Heikki Hietamies (b. 1933) from 1958 to 1991.

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Several tweets reporting the death of American children's writer Byrd Baylor (wiki), aged 97.
 

 

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Pentti Saarikoski's first wife, author Tuula Saarikoski who wrote books about Armi Ratia and Tauno Palo dead at 85:

https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000008129088.html

 

She gained most of her fame from writing a book about her former husband in the 2010s.

Pentti Saarikoski (1937-1983) during his short life became one of the most known Finnish poets of the 20th century. Pentti Saarikoski was also likely the only person to have translated Homer's and Joyce's Ulysses.

Tuula had cancer and dementia.

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Alan Dean Foster likes to update his blog exactly on the 1st of each month. For July, he updated that he went back into the gym again. A little weak because of chemo, but he "refuses to concede his age":

https://www.alandeanfoster.com/version2.0/frameset.htm

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On 10/09/2014 at 12:39, Bibliogryphon said:

The two writers who gave us Logan's Run are both still with us and worthy of future consideration William F Nolan (b.1928) and George Clayton Johnson (b.1929).

William F Nolan seems to have died back on 15th July according to this: http://file770.com/william-f-nolan-1928-2021/

 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0634368/

 

I'm going to guess he's a DDP pick? Edit: Nope, he's not and doesn't ever appear to have been a pick! George Clayton Johnson died in 2015.

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https://www.iltalehti.fi/viihdeuutiset/a/fc037354-33cc-4110-ac52-fa9539e1fb52

Author Hanna Hauru dead aged 43.

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Hauru wrote her first book in 2002. Her most famous book was the award-winning 2017 "Jääkansi" that won multiple awards and got her the nickname "Master of Arctic Hysteria", however she didn't live long enough to gain international fame. She was often compared to Rosa Liksom.

Hauru had chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency and type 1 diabetes.

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San Antonio author Joe McKinney, a prolific and award-winning horror novelist, has died at age 52.
McKinney, who also worked as a San Antonio Police Department sergeant, frequently set his work in the Alamo City and incorporated elements of police procedural into his novels and short stories. He died in his sleep on Tuesday. McKinney won two Bram Stoker Awards, horror writing's top prize, for his novels Flesh Eaters and Dog Days. He was nominated for the award, bestowed by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), another six times.

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Patrica Kennealy-Morrion author of the fantasy novel The Copper Crown and almost wife of Jim Morrison dead at 74

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42 minutes ago, Book said:

Mo Hayder, Queen of Fear, has died at age 59 from motor neurone disease.

Sad, I have read several of her books.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jul/29/novelist-mo-hayder-dies-aged-59-from-motor-neurone-disease

 

Died only seven months after diagnosis, it says.   That seems remarkably fast.

I read some of her books, but although the Caffrey ones were supposed to be "standalone" within the series, I found that if read out of order they were full of spoilers which could easily have been avoided.  

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20 hours ago, Book said:

Mo Hayder, Queen of Fear, has died at age 59 from motor neurone disease.

Sad, I have read several of her books.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jul/29/novelist-mo-hayder-dies-aged-59-from-motor-neurone-disease

 

My favourite author no one comes close imo :( . Tokyo /devil of Nanking will always be one of my most favourite books closely followed by The treatment. The treatment is terrifying especially as a parent. Her mind for horror was so unique and deprived (in a good way).

 

Heard she has her final book being released in 2022, shall pre order it ASAP. 

 

R.I.P Clare dunkel AKA mo hayder 

 

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