American writer Cormac McCarthy died: what he was known for
The American writer Cormac McCarthy died in the United States. The writer died at the age of 89. He is best known for his book "No Country for Old Men".
According to Variety, McCarthy passed away on Tuesday, June 13, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The tragic news was confirmed by the author's publisher, Penguin Random House. McCarthy's son John said the writer died of natural causes (scroll to the bottom of the page for a photo).
McCarthy was a Pulitzer Prize winner. For many years he lived in poverty. His fame and financial stability were brought to him by the film adaptations of his works. In particular, "Horses, Horses...", "No Country for Old Men" and "The Road".
At the same time all his life McCarthy avoided publicity. The world became aware of the author after the film adaptation of the 2005 novel "No Country for Old Men". Screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen in 2008 created a crime thriller based on the plot of this book, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin. The picture ended up winning Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor.
It is worth noting that despite his respectable age, back in 2022 McCarthy published two novels, The Passenger and Stella Maris.
As for his personal life, the writer has been married three times. He has two sons, Cullen McCarthy, born in 1962 to his first wife, Lee Holleman, and John Francis McCarthy, born in 1999 to his third wife, Jennifer Winkley.
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