Statistics from the world of film, television and literature are paying tribute to John Le Carey, who has died at the age of 89.
The author of The spy who came in the cold, Night manager And Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy Died on Saturday (December 12) after a short illness.
“It is with great sadness that we must make sure that David Cornwell – John Lee Kerry – died of pneumonia last Saturday night after a short battle with illness.” Statement issued by Le Kerry’s family Said.
“David is survived by his beloved wife of about 50 years, Jane and her sons Nicholas, Timothy, Stephen and Simon. We all mourn his passing. Our thanks to the wonderful NHS team at Truro’s Royal Cornwall Hospital for the care and compassion that was shown during their time. We know they share our grief. “
Johnny Geller, acting as Le Kerry’s agent, said in a statement that the late author was an “undisputed giant of English literature” who “defined the Cold War era and fearlessly spoke the truth about power”.
– Johnny Geller (JonnyGeller) December 13, 2020
Gary Oldman, who starred in the 2011 film Adaptation Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy“There were a lot of things. He was, of course, a very great writer, a serious, mature, complex, true ‘owner’ of a spy novel – he really was a master of genre.
“He was generous with his creativity and always a true gentleman. The true spy masters of many generations have left us. “
Stephen King praised Le Carey as a “literary giant and humanitarian spirit” while Robert Harris said the author’s passing news made him “very saddened … one of the greatest post-war British novelists, and an unforgettable, unique character”.
The likes of Margaret Atwood, Stephen Fry and Florence Peg have also paid tribute to Le Carey – you can see a selection of novelist social media tributes at the end.
– Baz Bamigboye (@ Bazbam) December 13, 2020
John Le Carey has passed away at the age of 89. This terrible year boasts of a literary giant and humanitarian spirit.
– Stephen King (StephenKing) December 13, 2020
It was very sad to hear this. The key to understanding his smiling novels in the mid-20th century … https://t.co/iJzRW0MigT
– Margaret E. Atwood (@ Margaret Atwood) December 13, 2020
Very saddened to hear this. A great post-war novelist, and an unforgettable, unique character. My heartfelt condolences to Jane and all the family. https://t.co/wCHMccVbO4
– Robert Harris (Robert___Harris) December 13, 2020
John Le Carey: If there was a contemporary writer who gave me more pleasure, I couldn’t do it for the moment named after him. I believe no one can do the best to honor her great life and the talent has gone back to “Call for the Dead” and will re-read all her books. The very opposite of boring –
– Stephen Fry (@StefanFree) December 13, 2020
– Armando Ianucci (annusi) December 13, 2020
No writer has ever grasped the Cold War cloak and cutter subterfuge better than John Le Carey. I interviewed him for 60 minutes 30 years ago, and I remember a sharp mind and penetrated eyes. His work will be read for generations. He finds peace. https://t.co/DOc5vZO8A4
– Dan Rather Thar (#DanRather) December 13, 2020
John Le Carrey. Nonperil. Invincible. A perfect master. A truly great writer to an end. We should all be lucky to be so bright for so long.
– Chris Edison (@Shrichrisdison) December 13, 2020
We are deeply saddened to learn of John Lee Kerry’s passing. It was our privilege to bring Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy to the big screen, one of the many works of the great author. pic.twitter.com/fQqUXKUh8r
– StudioCanalUK (StudioCanalUK) December 13, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of John Le Carey, one of the greatest writers of our nation. I had the privilege of watching the late night election results of the 1997 election in his Hampstead flat with him. What a joy it was when Stephen Tigg beat Portillo at Anfield! RIP David Cornwall
– Tony Robinson (@Tony_Robinson) December 13, 2020
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