British author Sue Townsend has passed away. She was 68 years old.
Townsend passed away after having been sick. She had health issues over the last few years. BBC has more: “Townsend, who was left blind after suffering from diabetes for many years, achieved worldwide success following the publication of the books about teenager Adrian Mole.”
Townsend was the author of the novel The Queen and I, as well as the Adrian Mole series of YA novels, a bestselling series based on a thirteen year old boy. The books were adopted into a popular television series in the UK. According to a report in The Telegraph, Townsend was working on a new book in the series when she died.