Sunday, July 19, 2009

Frank McCourt Has Died


Irish author Frank McCourt has died in New York City at age 78. He was best known for the million-selling "Angela's Ashes," a memoir about his childhood. The memoir was published in 1996 and won a Pulitzer Prize.

Frank McCourt died Sunday afternoon at a Manhattan hospice.

Frank McCourt had been gravely ill with meningitis and recently was treated for melanoma.

24 comments:

Unknown said...

What a terrible tragedy. "Angela's Ashes" is easily one of my favorite books of all time -- one that I've read more times than I can count. And Mr. McCourt was a remarkable man who conquered seemingly impossible odds, and in the process, accomplished more than most will in a lifetime. May he rest in peace.

The Writer said...

That is so sad to hear. Angela's Ashes was a beautiful memoir, and he really beat the odds. Rest in peace, Mr. McCourt.

farmgirl said...

I know Frank McCourt as the beloved mentor and teacher of my friend. He influenced so many through his classroom as well as the pages of his books.
RIP.

GladysKravitz said...

RIP Frank McCourt. Brilliant, compassionate writer. He will be missed.

TONIc said...

I loved Angela's Ashes. It was a great story. Thank Goodness he wrote it for us to savor. Rest in Peace, Frank.

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jax said...

f*ck you 2009!

RIP Frank, your wonderful work will live on.

Catherine said...

so sad....

bramblewitch said...

Very, very sad. His work was great and I met him once and he was a lovely man. Will miss him.

Babs said...

Thanks Moremony. I can see you're all broken up about this.

Sporky said...

LOL @ Babs. Really.
RIP Mr. McCourt, thanks for your writing, you were brilliant.

JessLikesStuff said...

Oh no! RIP Frank McCourt. I saw the film Angela's Ashes when it first came out in the 90s but didn't read the book until last year. I loved the book and started on 'Tis recently. So sad, but what a legacy he's left!

Beensie said...

“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.”

RIP Mr. McCourt

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows your dead.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

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JJ said...

RIP Frankie. Thanks for the gift of your writing.

Pookie said...

wow. so sad...rip mr. mccourt. :(

MISCH said...

WE WOULD SEE HIM ALL THE TIME IN AND OUT OF THE NEW YORK BOOKSTORES....HE WAS A LOVELY, LOVELY MAN...

ardleighstreet said...

Thank you for sharing your story.
You will be sadly missed.

ItsJustMe said...

RIP to one of the greatest writers of our time.

Majik said...

Sad.

Judi said...

Perfect post, Beanie.
Extremely difficult year, Jax.
Yes, AnonMom, he was.
:-(

Unknown said...

RIP Frank. Angela's Ashes was a really great book.

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