John le Carre, spy novelist, dies at the age of 89

A renowned Hollywood spy novelist, John le Carre, popularly known for his Cold War espionage novels “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”, has passed away at the age of 89. The news of his death announced by his family on Sunday, 13th Dec 2020.

The spy novelist was one of the most favorites amongst Hollywood screenwriters for his thrilling tales and narratives. His stories had been adapted into TV series and movies by Hollywood bigshots for years.

John Le Carre

Carre was also known for being an author, and a former British intelligence officer whose real name was David Cornwell. The author wrote 25 novels and an autobiography. Moreover, he sold 60 million books across the world. His wife Jane, and sons Nicholas, Timothy, Stephen, and Simon issued a statement on Saturday night after his death.

His family feel extreme grief and thanked everyone and the entire staff at the hospital for their support and care.

There was a novel “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”  written by himself adapted for television in 1979, became a classic. Gary Oldman portrayed the role in the 2011 film, winning an Oscar the following year.

However, his fans, friends, and fellow beings poured condolences on the demise of John le Carre. Among others, novelist Robbert Harris wrote, “one of those writers who really was not only a brilliant writer but he also penetrated popular culture — and that’s a great rarity”. He called him a “Masterpiece.”

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