Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird author, one of the most famous and popular American novelists died at the age of 89 on Friday. She was one of the most beloved literary classics and wrote one of the soundest and astounding piece To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee wrote a book on the controversial racial injustice in the United States as well. Tonja Carter, her attorney, gave a statement that author had passed away in her sleep peacefully. However, the death was pretty unexpected and as she was quite healthy and no health complications were observed in her. A private funeral has been arranged but no date has been announced as of now. But it is expected that it will be held at Monroeville, Alabama.
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird Author
Harper Lee is famous for her To Kill a Mockingbird in the era of 1960 when the Civil Fight movement was just picking up. Harper Lee wrote the story of justice in a small southern town of America and came to popularity. She debuted her life with a heart wrenching story of To Kill a Mockingbird.
She never married but has her family members who confirmed the news of her death. The entire nation and the literature fraternity has expressed their grief and condolence for her death. She has been highly regarded as one of the best authors and considered as someone who increased the dimension of the literature. People throng in to offer her condolence on Twitter.
Rest in peace, Harper Lee. "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) February 19, 2016
She was always regarded as an author who was jolly and full of life throughout and known for her numerous literature excellence. Harper Lee is one of the greatest authors in the modern American history who wrote a single book and then won prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for her To Kill a Mockingbird. She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution towards literature. However, it is told that she assisted her close friend Truman Capote for Cold Blood in 1966. However, her second novel Go Set a Watchman was written in the 1950s but it was never released until 2015. However, later it was confirmed that it was just the first draft of the To Kill a Mockingbird.