“Interview With The Vampire” Author Anne Rice Has Passed Away

December 12, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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We have tragic news to share with you. On Saturday (12/11/2021), prolific author Anne Rice passed away at the age of 80 due to complications from a stroke.

 

Earlier tonight, Anne passed away due to complications resulting from a stroke,” Rice’s son, Christopher Rice, said in a statement on social media. “She left us almost nineteen years to the day my father, her husband Stan, died. 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. As a writer, she taught me to defy genre boundaries and surrender to my obsessive passions.

 

In her final hours, I sat beside her hospital bed in awe of her accomplishments and her courage, awash in memories of a life that took us from the fog laced hills of the San Francisco Bay Area to the magical streets of New Orleans to the twinkling vistas of Southern California. As she kissed Anne goodbye, her younger sister Karen said, ‘What a ride you took us on, kid.’ I think we can all agree. Let us take comfort in the shared hope that Anne is now experiencing firsthand the glorious answers to many great spiritual and cosmic questions, the quest for which defined her life and career.

 

Throughout much of her final years, your contributions to this page brought her much joy, along with a profound sense of friendship and community,” her son says,. “Anne will be interred in our family’s mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans in a private ceremony. Next year, a celebration of her life will take place in New Orleans. This event will be open to the public and will invite the participation of her friends, readers and fans who brought her such joy and inspiration throughout her life.”

 

Rice penned over 40 novels during her career including Interview With the Vampire. Recently, AMC ordered the series adaptations of “Interview With the Vampire” and “Mayfair Witches.” It’s a shame that she won’t see them come to life.

 

Our condolences go out to Anne Rice’s family and fans.

 

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