American writer, author and essayist Joan Didion died on Thursday at the age of 87 in her New York home. Didion — whose prominent work includes essay collections Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album, among others — died from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease, according to her publisher.
Joan Didion, the author of “The Year of Magical Thinking,” “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” and “The White Album,” to name a few, died on Thursday. She was also a prolific writer.
Revered journalist and author Joan Didion died Thursday at her home in New York City due to complications from Parkinson’s disease, her longtime publisher confirms.
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jon michael running Sad to hear that one of the most singular voices of a generation and more after has passed. She had the surgical precision of a surgeon in dissecting the moods and issues through the last half of the 20th Century. I will miss her voice.
Dave Joan Didion was a client of my Dad and I had the pleasure of meeting her at her home in Brentwood in the late 1970s. She could not have been nicer or more welcoming. Such a wonderful woman.