Cause of death John Le Carré: spy detective writer dies of pneumonia

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Cause of death John Le Carré: spy detective writer dies of pneumonia

At the age of 90, the British writer, author of spy novels John le Carré passed away. The cause of death was named by his literary agent Johnny Geller, according to whom the writer died of pneumonia not related to coronavirus infection.

“He is the undisputed giant of English literature, who spoke about the era of the Cold War and fearlessly spoke the truth to those in power,” the BBC quoted the literary agent as saying.

“Known to the world as John le Carré, passed away … in Cornwall after a brief illness unrelated to COVID-19. He was 89 years old, “- said in the message, which was disseminated by the literary agency Curtis Brown, representing the interests of the writer.

As the site wrote, John le Carré left life on Saturday, December 12. During his half-century of writing, he published 22 novels, which have been translated into 36 languages of the world, including Russian. Among them are “Murder in a Gentleman's Way”, “Spy, Get Out!”, “The Spy Who Came from the Cold”, “Russian House” and others.

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