Hilary Mantel, Double Booker Prize Winner and Author of Wolf Hall Trilogy, Dies Suddenly

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Celebrated British novelist Dame Hilary Mantel has died at the age of 70, her publisher announced Friday. The author died of a stroke, according to her literary agent, Bill Hamilton.

“It is with great sadness that AM Heath and HarperCollins announce that bestselling author Dame Hilary Mantel DBE died suddenly yet peacefully yesterday, surrounded by close family and friends, aged 70,” HarperCollins said in a statement.

“Hilary Mantel was one of the greatest English novelists of this century and her beloved works are considered modern classics. She will be greatly missed.”

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