Anne Rice, the author who is famous for her Vampire Chronicles has passed away. Rice’s son announced her death on Saturday.
He revealed that she died due to a stroke. Anne died 19 years after her husband. Anne’s son expressed his grief by saying, “The immensity of our family’s grief cannot be overstated.”
Rice was an accomplished author. Her most famous work was her first novel Interview With the Vampire back in 1976. Her main character, Lestat, was the centerpiece of the 13-book series. The series spanned for more than 40 years.
Interview with the Vampire was a hugely successful film back in 1994. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt were there in the movie. The movie is about 2 vampires. Louis was played by Pitt and Lestat was played Cruise.
The movie portrayed their adventures over 2 centuries from a Louisiana slave plantation to Eastern Europe. The concept of 2 male vamps raising a vampire child was not that popular in those days.
The interview was so big, it became the inspiration for a bunch of shows. Some of them are The Vampire Diaries and Twilight. She said back in 2010, “I had an idea of Lestat as the man of action, the man who could do things that I couldn’t do.”
Rice became a successful writer of gothic fiction all over the world. She sold more than 150 million books. This month, AMC green-lit a Rice-inspired series Lives of the Mayfair Witches based on one of her books. Last year AMC announced it was producing The Vampire Chronicles. May her soul rest in peace.