Type to search

Celebrity Death

Novelist Wilbur Smith Unexpectedly Died at Aged 88

Share

Sadly, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday afternoon, November 13, 2021.

The “undisputed and inimitable master of adventure writing”, Smith’s 49 published books have sold more than 140 million copies around the world.

When The Lion Feeds was published in 1964, it was an instant smash, and each of his following novels has charted on the best-seller lists. When it was published, it was the first in Smith’s long-running Courtney series, which recounts the Courtney family’s exploits from the start of colonial Africa through the American Civil War to the apartheid era in South Africa.

Novelist Wilbur Smith passed away at 88

His other bestseller books are including:

  • The River God,
  • The Triumph of the Sun.

Wilbur Addison Smith was born in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in 1933. He was a survivalist and big game hunter, managing his own game reserve and he owned a tropical island in Seychelles.

He married four times; he met his fourth wife Mokhiniso Rakhimova, known as Niso, in a WH Smith store in London back in 2000.

Smith leaves behind his three children, sons Shaun and Lawrence and daughter Christian, but had been estranged from them, telling the Sunday Times in 2015: “They were important to me at one point, make no mistake – very important – but not now. It’s sadder for them than it is for me because they’re not getting any more money.”

Read more: Etel Adnan’s Sudden Death at the Age of 96 Breaks Hearts


Reactions to Wilbur Smith’s Death

Although nothing has been reported clarifying Wilbur Smith’s cause of sudden death, many fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.

Author Wilbur Smith passed away at the age of 88

An online user wrote: “Somehow one felt Wilbur Smith would last forever. When my son was a baba, hubby and I met him briefly at the Caravan Park area near Plet. My son was a baba then and Wilbur held him for a moment or two. I’ll never forget those moments. He had amazing talent.”

One tweeted: “He was in some truly classic movies but for me he’ll always be the creepy hologram from that cheesy time travel show. RIP Wilbur Smith.”

A fan wrote: “RIP Wilbur Smith. I grew out of his books decades ago but as a teenager read the lot. Made me fascinated by different eras and geographies of history. Eg After the Sunbird became fascinated by ancient Carthage…”

Please kindly scroll down and use the comment box to share your feelings about the heartbreaking news for tributes and prayers. Please keep in mind that the family needs privacy; please respect them during this difficult time.

We are eagerly waiting to get your words if you have more information. More information will be updated as we receive it.

You can follow more information about celebrities, including their death, relationships, crimes, and all trending news about celebrities, on the celebrity news section.


More articles:
Is Danny45six Dead? Rumor of his Sudden Death is Spreading!
Story of Celtic Legend Bertie Auld’s Cause of Death at 83

Tags:

You Might also Like

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.