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‘Vampire’ Author Anne Rice Dies at 80

Anne Rice, writer of the supernatural and the macabre, has died. She was 80.

Christopher Rice, her son, posted on Twitter early Sunday: “. . . my mother, Anne Rice, passed away due to complications resulting from a stroke. . . The immensity of our family’s grief cannot be overstated.”

Rice is best known for her Vampire Chronicles books, which included Interview With the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned. Interview With the Vampire became a movie in 1994, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.

AMC Networks is set to premiere a series next year based on Interview with the details ⇒

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