Author Harper Lee Passes Away at Age 89

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Feb 19, 2016 11:19 AM
Author Harper Lee Passes Away at Age 89

Author Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird and recently published her second novel Go Set A Watchman has died at age 89, it was reported on Friday.

According to her family, Lee passed away at home. Funeral services will be private.

In a statement, Lee's family said, "The family of Nelle Harper Lee, of Monroeville, Alabama, announced today, with great sadness, that Ms. Lee passed away in her sleep early this morning. Her passing was unexpected. She remained in good basic health until her passing. The family is in mourning and there will be a private funeral service in the upcoming days, as she had requested."

Lee's passing was mourned by many on Twitter:

Rest in peace.