Author of the Best Selling Novel ’Interview with the Vampire’ Dies at 80 and Left the Fans with Teary Eyes!

Anne Rice- the best-selling novelist
Anne Rice- the Best-Selling Novelist

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Anne Rice– the best-selling novelist- took her last breaths on Saturday December 11, 2021, and left the readers club sentimental and emotional. 

Her son Christopher Rice disclosed the news of her death, who moved to her Facebook handle and reflected on her last moments with him.

Christopher Rice notified her fans of the cause of her death. He announced that she had died of a stroke. 

Furthermore, he said that,

“In her final hours, I sat beside her hospital bed in awe of her accomplishments and her courage.”

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Rice was one the most proclaimed, established, and predominant novelists who rose to fame with her novel ‘Interview With the Vampire,’ published and distributed in 1976 and later on adapted to a film. 

In the film, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise portrayed the central roles around which all other characters revolved. 

She comes from a Catholic household. She inherited the writing skills from her father, whose primary source of sustenance was at the postal service and whose side hustle was writing non-fiction.

Her elder sister also wrote under the genre of fantasy and non-fiction. Her mother died when she was in her teenage. 

Her memoir ‘Called Out of Darkness: a Spiritual Confession’ was published and publicized in 2008. The book earned her massive respect and money among her contemporaries and book-lovers.

Talking about her spiritual journey with the Associated Press back then, she proclaimed,

I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I believed for a long time that the differences, the quarrels among Christians didn’t matter a lot for the individual, that you live your life and stay out of it. But then I began to realize that it wasn’t an easy thing to do, I came to the conclusion that if I didn’t make this declaration, I was going to lose my mind.’ 

According to the sources, she was honored with the Life Achievement Award and Public Life Celebration in the upcoming year. Though, the date was not disclosed yet.

In her lifetime, she has been accredited with more than 30 books. 150 million copies were sold worldwide. May her soul rest in peace!

Rebecca Yirawala

Rebecca Yirawala is a news writer at Rated Viral. She is an extrovert and a sheer pleasure to talk to. Rebecca finds great pleasure in reading Medieval poetry, attending music festivals and art events around Canada.

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