John Le Carré has died in Cornwall

The bestselling espionage author, John Le Carré, has sadly died aged 89 at Royal Cornwall Hospital from pneumonia. His family’s statement said:

“It is with great sadness that we must confirm that David Cornwell – John le Carré – passed away from pneumonia last Saturday night after a short battle with the illness.

“David is survived by his beloved wife of almost 50 years, Jane, and his sons Nicholas, Timothy, Stephen and Simon.

“We all grieve deeply his passing. Our thanks go to the wonderful NHS team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for the care and compassion that he was shown throughout his stay. We know they share our sadness.”

The statement said his death was not Covid-19 related.

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