Anne Rice the author of gothic novels died at the age of 80

The death of the great author Anne Rice

Anne Rice, the best-selling author of "Interview With the Vampire," died on Saturday night at the age of 80.

According to her son St. Christopher Rice's Facebook and Twitter sites, Rice died as a result of stroke complications.

Anne Rice the author of gothic novels died at the age of 80
Anne Rice

"I stood beside her single bed in awe of her achievements and courage in her final hours," Christopher Rice said in a statement.

The novel "Interview With the Vampire" by Anne Rice was made into the 1994 film "Interview With the Vampire," directed by Neil Jordan and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. It will also be adapted in a future AMC and AMC+ TV series, which is set to premiere next year.

Rice's first novel, "Interview With the Vampire," was released in 1957 and features newscaster Daniel Molloy interviewing Joe Louis de Pointe du Lac. Over the next 50 years, she would write 30 books that sold more than 150 million copies around the world. The formalized paraphrase "Vampire Chronicles," 13 of them, began with her debut in 1976.

Howard Allen was born in the United States of America. Frances O'Brien was born in 1941 and raised in New Orleans, which serves as the location for many of her works. Her father worked in the media, but in his leisure time, he sculpted and wrote fiction. Her older sister, Alice Borchardt, also wrote fantasy and horror novels. Rice lost his mother when he was 15 years old.

Rice, who was educated in an Irish Catholic family, wrote a memoir on her uncertain religious journey called "Called Out of Darkness: A Religious Confession" in 2008." According to the chat, she declared in 2010 that she was no longer a Christian. "I'm not going to be anti-gay. "I will not be anti-feminist," I say. "I will not be anti-artificial contraception."

"For a long time, I assumed that Christian divides and quarrels didn't matter much to the individual, that you just lived your life and stayed out of it." But then "I realized it would be difficult," I said. At the time, Rice told the AP. "I realized that if I didn't make this news, I'd lose my sanity."

According to the statement, Rice was to be buried in a private ceremony at a family burial chamber in a city on an undisclosed date. The public memorial service was scheduled for the next year.