Anne Rice, the author of several best sellers, passed away on Saturday. She was 80 years old at the time of her demise.
Her son, Christopher Rice, said that his mother died because of complications caused by a stroke.
Her son, on a facebook post, said that she left us almost 19 years to the day that his father and her husband Stan, died.
“Interview With the Vampire” was the first book in the “Vampire Chronicles,” and it was written by Rice in 1976. She was born in New Orleans on October 4, 1941. It was made into a movie with Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise in it.
On top of that, Anne Rice was expected to write more than 30 books over the next 50 years, more than twelve of which were vampire stories.
Mr Rice said that in the final hours, he was in awe of her achievements and her courage, and he was filled with memories of a great life that took him from the San Francisco’s fog-laced hills of the Bay Area to the New Orleans’ magical streets of to the Southern California’s twinkling vistas.
Her husband, the poet Stan Rice, died in 2002 and then Ms. Rice was married to him. Two children were born to them: Michelle, who died of leukaemia at the age of 5, and Christopher.
She often talked to her fans on her FB page, having more than a million followers. At book signings, dancers and costumed fans came to see her books.
He also wrote two historical-horror books with his mother. Mr. Rice said that as a writer, she taught him to defy the boundaries of genre and surrender to his obsessive passions.
In a statement, Mr. Rice said that Ms. Rice will be buried in New Orleans at the family mausoleum in a private service. He further said that next year there will be a celebration of her life in New Orleans.