Anne Rice, author of ‘Interview with the Vampire’ dies at 80

14:33, 12 December 2021
Anne Rice, author of ‘Interview with the Vampire’ dies at 80 Photo: Geffen Pictures

On December 12, Anne Rice, author of “Interview with the Vampire”, died as a result of complications from a stroke, the son of the writer announced on Twitter.

The funeral will take place in the family's mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans (USA) in a narrow circle.

Anne Rice was born on December 4, 1941. Her mother called her by the man's name Howard, hoping that the man's name would help the girl to achieve success in the future. But at the age of six, Rice began to call herself Ann.

She published her most famous book in 1976 as the novel became the first in the Vampire Chronicle series. It was filmed in 1994 and the movie starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst.

Rice wrote nine novels in the Vampire Chronicles series, the most recent of which was published in 2018. Many of these and other books by the Races were defined as "Gothic novels". In total, Rice's novels have sold over 150 million copies.

In early December, Variety reported that AMC was planning to film Rice's The Mayfair Witches series.