July 17, 2009

Frank McCourt: Gravely Ill

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What sad sad news. But Frank McCourt was blessed with such a long and triumphant life, beyond what anyone could have hoped for given the profoundly humble beginnings Frank McCourt documented in his own beautiful book Angela's Ashes.

Frank McCourt's brother Malachy actually lives in my neighborhood and I see him often. I also have many friends who were Frank's students at Stuyvesant. My heart and condolences go out to him and the rest of the familt, and I hope they are able to have peaceful final days with their beloved family, a great author and teacher and a great human being.

Frank McCourt: Gravely Ill :(


"Angela's Ashes" author Frank McCourt is gravely ill with meningitis brought on by melanoma skin cancer, his brother said Thursday. Malachy McCourt said his brother, 78, is in a New York hospice and was diagnosed with meningitis about two weeks ago. "We don't expect him to live very long," Malachy McCourt told Reuters. "He got meningitis and that screwed up the whole thing. (Until then) he was doing okay, speaking and lecturing and appearing and signing and doing all the usual stuff"...

Frank McCourt: Gravely Ill

Posted at July 17, 2009 7:22 AM

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