Author of the gothic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice’s cause of death has been partly revealed after she sadly passed away on Saturday night (December 11, 2021) at the age of 80. May he rest in peace.
The popular American Author’s son Christopher Rice confirmed the heartbreaking news on her Facebook page, announcing that Anne Rice breathed her last surrounded by her family, at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
“In her final hours, I sat beside her hospital bed in awe of her accomplishments and her courage,” he wrote in the post. She published Interview with the Vampire was published in 1976 and went on to be a best seller. It was later adapted into a movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in 1994.
On Twitter also he wrote, “Earlier tonight, my mother, Anne Rice, passed away due to complications resulting from a stroke. She left us almost nineteen years to the day my father, her husband Stan, died.”
The American writer, who sold more than 150 million books, went on to write sequels to the book, leading to creating a series called The Vampire Chronicles. Another of her books from the series, Queen of the Damned, was additionally made into a film in 2002.
It features a solitary vampire named Louis who is telling his life story to a reporter, but Ms. Rice said the tale was her story as well.
“I really got into the character,” she told The New York Times in 1988. “For the first time, I was able to describe my reality, the dark, gothic influence on my childhood. It’s not a fantasy for me. My childhood came to life for me.”
Rice also wrote erotic fiction under the pseudonyms Anne Rampling and AN Roquelaure, including Exit to Eden.
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Anne Rice’s cause of death was announced as her recent illness. She lost her life due to complications after a stroke.
Anne Rice, the Gothic novelist well-known for “Interview With the Vampire,” the 1976 book that in 1994 became a popular film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
“The immensity of our family’s grief cannot be overstated. As my mother, her support for me was unconditional – she taught me to embrace my dreams, reject conformity and challenge the dark voices of fear and self-doubt,” her son continued, “As a writer, she taught me to defy genre boundaries and surrender to my obsessive passions.”
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Howard Allen O’Brien was born on Oct. 4, 1941, in New Orleans to Howard and Katherine O’Brien. She had been named after her father, Howard, and would adopt the name Anne by the time she was in first grade.
Growing up in New Orleans, she wrote plays and performed them along with her three sisters and imagine ghostly figures in the windows of the New Orleans mansions she would stroll past. Movies such as “Dracula’s Daughter” (1936) made a vivid impression.
So did her Roman Catholic upbringing and education, full of imagery that played to her already vivid imagination.
“To sit and listen to the miracles that happened to this saint or that saint, or how somebody floated up in the air during prayer, I mean, that was just the normal fare in Catholic school,” she stated that time.
When she was 15 her mother passed away; Anne claimed she believed the cause was alcoholism, something Ms. Rice would struggle with later, though in a 2008 video she said she had been sober for 28 years. By her late teens, she had become disillusioned with the Catholic faith.
Her mother died when she was 15, and her dad married again and moved their family to Texas. It was there, at her high school, that she would meet her future husband Stan Rice. After an “intense correspondence” in college, Stan would propose to Anne by mail.
She and her husband tied the knot in 1961 and Stan died in 2002. Rice leaves behind their son Christopher and her sisters Karen O’Brien, Micki Jenkins, and Tamara Tinker.
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