Fay Weldon: British author dies at the age of 91

Fay Weldon
British author dies aged 91

Fay Weldon, here in Edinburgh in 2010, was 91 years old.

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British writer Fay Weldon is dead. She died on January 4 at the age of 91, her family has confirmed.

Fay Weldon (1931-2023) has died. The British author fell asleep peacefully on the morning of January 4th, like her family in a statement “with great sadness”.. Weldon was 91 years old.

According to a report by the “New York Times” Weldon died in a nursing home in Northampton, England. Her son Dan confirmed the writer’s death and explained that she had recently been struggling with health problems. She also had several strokes.

“The Devil” was filmed with Meryl Streep

The author was born in the UK but grew up in New Zealand. In addition to numerous novels, Weldon has also written screenplays and essays in recent decades. She published her first novel in 1967. Weldon was known for works such as “Die Teufelin” (“The Life and Loves of a She-Devil”) from 1983, in which a woman seeks revenge on her unfaithful husband. The book was made into a comedy film in 1989, starring Roseanne Barr (70) and Meryl Streep (73). “The Devil” was directed by Susan Seidelman (70).


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