Irish author of Angelas Ashes ,Frank McCourt dies, aged 78

Ashes Author McCourt dies

 

Irish author Frank McCourt has died in New York City at the age of 78.

Irish author Frank McCourt has died in New York City at the age of 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.

His brother Malachy McCourt said Frank died yesterday at a Manhattan hospice.

Frank McCourt had been gravely ill with meningitis and recently was treated for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

Courtesy of http://news.eircom.net/breakingnews/16113988/?view=Standard

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