Harper Lee Dead at 89: Celebrities & Writers Remember the Author

Harper Lee Dead at 89: Celebrities & Writers Remember the Author

Tributes pour in following the To Kill a Mockingbird author's passing on Friday.

By Jocelyn Vena

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee died Friday, February 19 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama at the age of 89. According to CNN, her family confirmed the news in a statement: "The family of Nelle Harper Lee, of Monroeville, Alabama, announced today, with great sadness, that Ms. Lee passed away in her sleep early this morning. Her passing was unexpected. She remained in good basic health until her passing. The family is in mourning and there will be a private funeral service in the upcoming days, as she had requested."

Following her death, celebrities and Bravolebrities flooded social media with tributes to the the Pultizer-prize winning author, including Real Housewives of New York's Dorinda Medley, Southern Charm's Cameran Eubanks, and former Top Chef Cheftestant Tiffani Faison.

Fellow authors and writers also remembered Lee, who only published two books in her career, 1960's To Kill a Mockingbird, which would go on to become a staple of school reading lists for generations as well as an Oscar-winning film in 1962, and its prequel, Go Set a Watchman, in 2015.

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