Literary agency Curtis Brain has announced that author David Cornwell, better known by his pen name John Le Carey, has died at the age of 89.
Curtis Braun, a detective whose cold and tinker came from Taylor Soldier, died Saturday evening after a minor illness, Curtis Braun said.
His death was not related to Kovid-19 and he died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
A statement shared on behalf of the detective’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we must confirm that David Cornwell – John Le Carrey – died last Saturday night after a brief battle with the disease. Died of pneumonia
“David is survived by his beloved wife, Jane, in his late 50’s, and his sons Nicholas, Timothy, Stephen, and Simon.
“We are all deeply saddened by his passing. We thank the wonderful NHS team at Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital for the care and kindness they have shown throughout their time. We know that they share our pain. ”
His longtime agent, Johnny Geller, described him as “an undisputed giant of English literature.” He defined the Cold War era and boldly spoke the truth in the decades to come … I have lost a mentor, an inspiration and, most importantly, a friend. We will never see him again. ”
The writers paid homage to the famous author.
Stephen King wrote: “This terrible year has claimed a literary giant and a humanist spirit.”
Paul Mason added: “John Le Carre was a talented twentieth-century storyteller. RIP Read and learn it all. “
Born in 1931 as David Cornwell, Lee Carey began working for the Secret Service in the late 1940s while studying German in Switzerland.
He joined the British Foreign Service as an intellectual officer, recruiting, running and caring for spies behind an iron curtain from the back office of the MI5 building.
Many years ago, Lee Kerry told an interviewer that he would never stop writing detective stories, because “like love stories, the possibilities are endless. This is because in our society, the way we are, among us. Many live in a state of secrecy: secret desires, secret appetites, secret hatreds, and relationships with institutions that are very intense and uncomfortable. These are, for me, part of the normal human condition. I’m writing about. ”
Her books have been transformed into the 2016 Tom Hiddleston and Hu Hu Lowry actress films Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy and The Night Manager.
Last year, he released his final novel, Agent Running in the Field, featuring in the Evening Standard. ”