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The Immortal Anne Rice

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Howard Allen O’Brien, more popularly known as Anne Rice to her readers, has passed from the land of the living at the age of eighty. Her son, Christopher, took to social media to announce her death to the public. But her fame did not stop with her heart. Today, she is as popular as she was when her novel The Interview with the Vampire was adapted in the big screen in 1994. In so many ways, she is immortal because of the legacy that she left behind. Anne Rice wrote numerous novels, including another major movie adaptation of The Queen of the Damned.

Born and raised in the city of New Orleans, she was in the thick of elaborate cemeteries, voodoo, and the allure of the supernatural. However, it was when she was grieving for the loss of her daughter, Michelle, that she wrote her first novel. It became the springboard for so many more novels across different genres like gothic, fantasy, and even a memoir entitled Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession. In fact, another adaptation of The Interview with the Vampire is set to be adapted in television again on AMC and AMC+. This is a legacy that generations in her family will remember and cherish.

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