Interview with a Vampire author Anne Rice dies, aged 80 1 year ago

Interview with a Vampire author Anne Rice dies, aged 80

"Her support for me was unconditional — she taught me to embrace my dreams."

Anne Rice has passed away, aged 80.


The author died surrounded by her family on Saturday night.

Her son, Christopher, confirmed the sad news by posting a statement on Facebook, explaining that his mother died due to complications after suffering a stroke.

"It breaks my heart to bring you this sad news," he wrote. "Earlier tonight, Anne passed away due to complications resulting from a stroke. 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."

He then thanked all of Anne's fans and supporters for everything throughout the years.

"Throughout much of her final years, your contributions to this page brought her much joy, along with a profound sense of friendship and community."

Many people paid tribute to the late author in the comments section.

"This is such sad news! Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. And deep gratitude for her life as a writer, enriching the lives of so many people," one person wrote.

"My condolences - she was truly one of a kind. Heart broken. Rest In Peace Anne," another said.

Anne was best known her bestselling novel, Interview With A Vampire, which went on to become a film starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst.

Her final novel, Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat, part of The Vampire Chronicles saga, was released in 2018.