Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Frank McCourt Near Death

The Irish Echo reports that Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes) is “suffering from life threatening meningitis.” Over the last several months, 78-year-old McCourt has been battling melanoma with treatments “having beneficial effects.” Now, meningitis may undo those effects, and the outlook is “not good.” McCourt’s brother stated, “Frank was okay for a bit and we had hopes for a while after the treatment for melanoma, but the meningitis turned it all around, turned it topsy-turvy."

McCourt is in a hospice in New York with his family.


Zibilee said...

Oh no! This is terrible news! I hate to hear that an author whose work I enjoy is ill. I will be thinking good thoughts for him and keeping him in my prayers. Thanks for the heads up on this.

Lit and Life said...

So sad. I feel like I really know Mr. McCourt after having read his books.