If you're wondering what famous writers have died in 2013, this is the place to look. If a notable author or writer dies this year, they'll be on the list along with any famous journalists who died in 2013. For recent author deaths, this list is a top resource.
This list will be updated along with the Celebrity Deaths 2013 as more people leave this world, joining the ranks of recently deceased authors and writers who will be missed by readers all over the world.
11/20/13: Sylvia Browne, and author and self-proclaimed psychic, has died. The author and frequent guest of television programs like the Montel Williams Show, Larry King Live, and Unsolved Mysteries claimed to have discovered her psychic connection at the age of 3. She was also the author of dozens of books on spiritual and paranormal topics that addressed what happens after death. She was 77.(Source) see more on Sylvia Browne
11/17/13: Syd Field, whose works on the topic of screenwriting are considered to be the bible of modern-day script structure, has died of hemolytic anemia. While Field himself had scant writing credits to his name, his students at the USC film school included John Singleton and he's been cited as an influence on notable writers such as Judd Apatow, Tina Fey, and Frank Darabont.
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10/1/13: Tom Clancy, a celebrated author of crime fiction and military thrillers, died on Tuesday in a hospital in Baltimore. He wrote sixteen No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. Many of his well-known works such as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears—were adapted into major Hollywood films. He was 66.(Source)
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