Legendary author was just announced dead in Santa Barbara. Her husband and family was by her side.
She is the famous author of the best-selling “alphabet series” of mystery novel. The wonderful Sue Grafton has died in Santa Barbara according to several reports.
Sue was just 77 years old at the time of her death. Reports share that Sue was surrounded by family, including husband Steven Humphrey, when she died.
Sue passed away on Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer. Her daughter, Jamie Clark, confirmed the news and posted on the author’s website all of the details.
Apparently they knew that the end was coming, but didn’t expect it to happen as fast as it dead. The posting shares that she seemed fine just a couple of days ago, and then everything just went south so fast.
“Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly,” the posting said.
The author started her “alphabet series” in 1982. She released “A is for Alibi.” And her most recent book was “Y is for Yesterday,” that was published in August.
Her daughter continued to say that the alphabet now ends at Y for them. She wasn’t able to finish the series, unfortunately.
Please continue to keep her family and friends in your prayers during this heartbreaking time.
“Many of you also know that she was adamant that her books would never be turned into movies or TV shows, and in that same vein, she would never allow a ghost writer to write in her name,” her daughter wrote. “Because of all of those things, and out of the deep abiding love and respect for our dear sweet Sue, as far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y.”