Frank McCourt near Death

July 15, 2009


Frank McCourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoirs “Angela’s Ashes,” “‘Tis,” and “Teacher Man” is near death, reports the Belfast Telegraph. The former New York City schoolteacher turned author has been battling skin cancer for the past year. He is 79 years old.

Quoting the Belfast Telegraph:

After receiving treatment at the world-famous Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York, the writer was declared well enough to return home to Connecticut.

However, a friend said yesterday that Mr McCourt’s condition has deteriorated dramatically since then and that he is seriously ill.

It is understood he became unwell while on a cruise in the Pacific and was transferred to a hospital in Tahiti.


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