Death: 9th December 1977 Location: Cemitério Comunal Israelita do Caju, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Cause of death: Ovarian cancer Buy books by Clarice Lispector
Brazilian writer and journalist who was internationally acclaimed for her innovative novels and short stories. She published her first novel, Perto do Coração Selvagem / Near to the Wild Heart, aged 23.
She left Brazil in 1944, after her marriage to a Brazilian diplomat, and spent the next decade and a half in Europe and the United States. Upon return to Rio de Janeiro in 1959, she began producing her most famous works, including the stories of Laços de Família / Family Ties and the great mystic novel A Paixão Segundo G.H. / The Passion According to G.H. In September 1966 she suffered an accident which resulted in her spending the last decade of her life in frequent pain. After taking a sleeping pill, she fell asleep in her bed with a lit cigarette. She was badly wounded and her right hand almost had to be amputated. She continued to write and publish novels and stories until her premature death in 1977.
Death: 9th December 2002 Location: Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States Cause of death: Cancer - Brain
American poet and artist; husband of writer Anne Rice. It was the death of the couple's first child, daughter Michele (1966-1972), at age six of leukemia, which sparked Stan Rice's becoming a published author. His first book of poems, based on her illness and death, was titled Some Lamb, and was published in 1975. He encouraged his wife to quit her work in order to devote herself full time to her writing.
Death: 7th December 1947 Location: Cimetière de Passy , Paris, Île-de-France, France
French born Jewish playwright, novelist, journalist and lawyer. His first play, Les Pieds Nickelés / Nickel-plated Feet, was a great success and was representative of the style of his later work. He became known for vaudeville-type plays, which were very popular in France during that time. He also wrote several novels and some poetry.
He was interned during World War II at the Drancy deportation camp. Public protest of his imprisonment caused his release in 1943. He died in Paris four years later, allegedly of the results of his internment.