Deadline Hollywood, reported September 9, 2019: Peter Nichols Dies: ‘A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg’, ‘Georgy Girl’ Writer Was 92.
Peter Nichols, the British playwright whose play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg provided Albert Finney with his 1968 Broadway debut and did the same in 2003 for Eddie Izzard, died Sept. 7 in Oxford, England. He was 92.

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 16, 2019: Patricia Louisiana Knop Dies: Screenwriter For ‘9 1/2 Weeks’ And ‘Wild Orchid’ Was 78.
Patricia Louisiana Knop, a film screenwriter and television producer known for 9 1/2 Weeks, Wild Orchid and the Showtime series Red Shoe Diaries, died at age 78 on Aug. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif. from what her publicist said was a lengthy illness.
Deadline Hollywood, reported August 6, 2019: Toni Morrison Dies: ‘Beloved’ Author Was 88.
Beloved author Toni Morrison died Monday night. The cause of death was not disclosed, but her family said her passing followed a brief illness. She was 88.

Deadline Hollywood, reported July 21, 2019: Paul Krassner Dies: Author And Radical Activist Was 87.
Paul Krassner, an author and radical political activist credited with naming the Yippies, has died. He passed Sunday at his home in Desert Hot Springs, according to his daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson. He was 87.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 10, 2019: Jim Bouton Dies: ‘Ball Four’ Author Who Broke Sports Taboos Was 80.
Jim Bouton, whose groundbreaking book Ball Four was one of the first tell-all books in sports, has died at age 80. He passed today in Massachusetts from a brain disease linked to dementia.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 23, 2019: Judith Krantz Dies: Best-Selling Author And Journalist Was 91 Years Old.
Judith Krantz, whose novels have more than 80 million copies in print, has died. She passed away from natural causes on June 22 in her Bel Air, California home at age 91.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 20, 2019: Brian Taggert Dies: TV And Film Writer For ‘Poltergeist III’ Was 81.
Brian Taggert, the screenwriter for Poltergeist III and Visiting Hours, died at age 81 at home in Los Angeles on June 1. His death was confirmed by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 17, 2019: Gloria Vanderbilt Dies: Actress, Fashion Designer, Mother Of CNN’s Anderson Cooper Was 95.
Gloria Vanderbilt, artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and the mother of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, has died. She died Monday morning at her New York City home, surrounded by family and friends, CNN announced. She was 95.
The Hollywood Reporter, reported June 10, 2019: William D. Wittliff, Screenwriter on 'Lonesome Dove' and 'Legends of the Fall,' Dies at 79.
William D. Wittliff, the elegant Texas screenwriter who penned the teleplay for the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove and worked on such features as Legends of the Fall, Honeysuckle Rose and The Perfect Storm, has died. He was 79.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 17, 2019: Herman Wouk Dies: ‘The Winds Of War’ & ‘The Caine Mutiny’ Author Was 103.
Herman Wouk, who authored books that became legendary films and TV programs including The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War, died today in his sleep in Palm Springs, the Associated Press reports. He was 103.
Deadline Hollywood, reported April 19, 2019: Lorraine Warren Dies: Paranormal Investigator & Subject Of ‘The Conjuring’ Films Was 92.
Lorraine Warren, a noted paranormal investigator and author who, along with her husband Ed, was the subject of James Wan’s The Conjuring films, has died. Warren died “peacefully in her sleep,” Thursday night according to Facebook posts by her grandson Chris McKinnell and The New England Society for Psychic Research.
New York Times, reported March 15, 2019: W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91.
W. S. Merwin, a formidable American poet who for more than 60 years labored under a formidable poetic yoke: the imperative of using language — an inescapably concrete presence on the printed page — to conjure absence, silence and nothingness, died on Friday at his home near Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii. He was 91.
Tor.com,reported April 2, 2019: Vonda N. McIntyre, 1948-2019.
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of author Vonda N. McIntyre on April 1, 2019.

McIntyre was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 28, 1948, but her family settled in Seattle, Washington by the 1960s. She was an author and founder of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in 1971, which she began after attending the Clarion Writers Workshop in 1970. McIntyre was the third woman to receive a Hugo Award, and was a long-standing champion of feminist SFF. She won her first Nebula Award for the novelette “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand”, and her Starfarers series had an incredible genesis: She made up the conceit on the spot while sitting on a panel at a convention, out of frustration at the general negativity she found around SF television. She convinced the entire audience of the panel that they had missed out on a great science fiction series, and then decided to write it.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 22, 2019: Russell Baker Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Columnist & PBS Host Was 93.
Celebrated author, humorist and The New York Times columnist Russell Baker died Jan. 21 in his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

In addition to his celebrated and much-lauded newspaper columns, Baker hosted PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre beginning in 1993, succeeding Alistair Cooke, and stayed in the spot until 2004, becoming one of public television’s most familiar presences.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 17, 2019: Mary Oliver Dies: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Was 83.
Mary Oliver, the poet whose odes to nature and animals made her one of the favorites of the modern age and won her a Pulitzer Prize, has died. She was 83 and passed at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida from lymphoma, her literary executor said.

Deadline Hollywood, reported December 28, 2018: Amos Oz Dies: Israeli Author Was 79.
Amos Oz, lauded Israeli author whose works included critically praised memoir A Tale and Love and Darkness which was made into the 2015 feature film, and an outspoken advocate for peace with the Palestinians, died of cancer Friday. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, confirmed her father’s death on Twitter. He was 79. “To those who loved him, thank you,” Oz-Salzberger wrote, adding he had died “after a speedy deterioration, in his sleep.”
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 21, 2018: Audrey Geisel Dies: Dr. Seuss’ Widow, ‘The Grinch’ Producer Was 97.
Audrey Geisel, widow of children’s author Dr. Seuss and overseer of his massive literary estate, has died. Random House Children’s Books announced that she died Wednesday at her home in La Jolla, California. She was 97.
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New York Times, reported November 20, 2018: Dennis Wrong, 94, One of the Last of the ‘New York Intellectuals,’ Dies.
Dennis Wrong, a Canadian sociologist who was among the last survivors of the formidable but fractious cadre of mid-20th-century sophists who argued together as the New York Intellectuals, died on Nov. 8 in Westford, Mass. He was 94.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 16, 2018: William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87.
I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated.
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Goldman began as a novelist and transitioned to writing scripts with Masquerade in 1965. While his greatest hits were the indelible pairing of Robert Redford with Paul Newman in the George Roy Hill-directed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Redford and Dustin Hoffman in the Alan Pakula-directed toppling of President Richard Nixon drama All The President’s Men, he wrote the scripts for many other great movies. The list includes the Hoffman-starrer Marathon Man, as well as The Princess Bride, The Stepford Wives, The Great Waldo Pepper, A Bridge Too Far, Chaplin and Misery. He also did a lot of behind the scenes script doctoring without taking a screen credit, as on films that included A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported October 27, 2018: Ntozake Shange Dies: The ‘For Colored Girls’ Playwright Was 70.
Noted playwright, poet and novelist, Ntozake Shange died on Saturday morning. The news was announced via Shange’s official Twitter account. She was 70.
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