Hilary Mantel Obituary News – Cause of Death: “Wolf Hall” author, Hilary Mantel dies at 70.
British writer whose work includes historical fiction, personal memoirs and short stories, Hilary Mantel died at the age of 70 on Thursday, 22nd of September 2022. Mantel died at a hospital in Exeter, from complications of a stroke that had occurred three days earlier.
Mantel’s first novel, “Every Day is Mother’s Day”, was published in 1985. She went on to write 12 novels, two collections of short stories, a personal memoir, and numerous articles and opinion pieces.
She won the Booker Prize twice: the first was for her 2009 novel “Wolf Hall”, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and the second was for its 2012 sequel “Bring Up the Bodies”. The third instalment of the Cromwell trilogy, “The Mirror & the Light”, was longlisted for the same prize.
We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald. This is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work. pic.twitter.com/d8bzkBBXuH
— 4th Estate Books (@4thEstateBooks) September 23, 2022
Reacting to Mantel’s death, author Douglas Stuart quoted Mantel’s agent Bill Hamilton, saying “She saw and felt things us ordinary mortals missed, but when she perceived the need for confrontation she would fearlessly go into battle.”