The Final Chapter: Famous Author Takes His Last Breath, Fans Left Crushed

June 05, 2018Jun 05, 2018

One of the most famous authors of our day has passed away. Philip Roth died at the age of 85 in a hospital in New York.

Please join us in praying for Roth's family. We ask that God's grace and peace would surround and comfort them through this difficult time.

"Roth died of congestive heart failure surrounded by close friends and family, his friend Judith Thurman said. Visitors in his final days came from all walks of life, from writers and lifelong friends to people he helped and inspired along the way," reported CNN.

Roth was a wonderful novelist. His work created some of the most prolific and controversial books of the 20th-century.

"From the beginning of his long and celebrated career, Philip Roth's fiction has often explored the human need to demolish, to challenge, to oppose, to pull apart," the Pulitzer committee said when it awarded him the prize two decades ago for "American Pastoral, wrote CNN.

"He was an incredibly generous person. Always very exigent, and he held you to a very high standard -- and he held himself to an even higher standard," Thurman said. "He was, in my opinion, a very great writer and a very great man," said his good friend.

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