Famous Italian writer Andrea Camilleri passed away in a Rome hospital this morning, Itralian media report.
He was aged 93.
“The ever critical condition of the last days worsened in the last hours compromising vital functions,” the hospital bulletin said.
Camilleri spent much of his life working as a theatre director, screenwriter and teacher, only becoming a successful and highly prolific writer from his late 60s onwards.
Camilleri wrote more than 100 books. His Montalbano novels have regularly topped Italian best-seller lists, been translated into 32 languages and are the basis for a popular TV series aired by Rai and sold worldwide.
Original article found on The Malta Independent