Anne Rice, best renowned for her Gothic novels, died on Sunday at the age of 80, according to her family.
Rice died Saturday evening as a result of complications from a stroke.
The top-selling author is most known for her novel “Interview With the Vampire,” which was adapted into a successful film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt 18 years after it was published.
Interview With the Vampire
Rice wrote a number of Gothic horror books, the most well-known of which is The Vampire Chronicles, which includes “Interview With the Vampire,” “Queen of the Damned,” and “The Vampire Lestat.”
Rice will be laid to rest at the family mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, according to her son Christopher.
“Our family’s pain is immense, and it cannot be exaggerated. She taught me to embrace my dreams, reject conformity, and combat the dark whispers of fear and self-doubt as my mother’s unfailing support. She taught me how to ignore genre limitations and surrender to my compulsive desires as a writer “Christopher penned an essay. “With her final hours, I sat beside her hospital bed, immersed in recollections of a life that took us from the fog-shrouded hills of the San Francisco Bay Area to the enchanting streets of New Orleans to the dazzling panoramas of Southern California.”
Rice’s life will be commemorated in New Orleans next year with an open-to-the-public memorial service.