Cormac McCarthy Death News: No Country For Old Men Writer Dies At 89. Stephen King Mourns Loss
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road and No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy has died at 89. Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men was turned into the 2007 film of the same name, which went on become a critical and commercial success, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
He was the author of the Oscar-winning film No Country For Old Men
Stephen King mourned the writer's demise
Widely seen as one of US' greatest novelists, Cormac McCarthy has died. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road and No Country for Old Men was 89. As per reports, his death was caused by natural causes. For the unversed, Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men was turned into the 2007 film of the same name, which went on become a critical and commercial success, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
As per a report in AP, publishers Alfred A Knopf, a Penguin Random House imprint, announced that McCarthy died of natural causes at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The report further cited Penguin Random House CEO Nihar Malaviya saying in a statement that the author, for 60 years, demonstrated an "unwavering dedication to his craft, and to exploring the "infinite possibilities and power of the written word."
Stephen King mourns loss
Legendary author Stephen King took to Twitter to mourn loss of the Cormac McCarthy, writing, "Cormac McCarthy, maybe the greatest American novelist of my time, has passed away at 89. He was full of years and created a fine body of work, but I still mourn his passing."
Joe Hill, noted American author too tweeted about McCarthy's death, writing, "I'm sorry to hear this. Can’t understate how much I loved his work. In a concrete sense, I might not be a novelist today if not for All The Pretty Horses."
About Cormack McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy, who was born on July 20, 1933, died a little over a month ahead of his birthday. The writer authored twelve novels, two plays, five screenplays, and three short stories and is known for works All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and Child of God which were all turned into critically acclaimed films.