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Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dead

The much-loved writer has died aged 68.

Sue Townsend

Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend has died aged 68.

The much-loved writer died at home yesterday following a short illness it was confirmed by the BBC. Townsend is best-known for her Adrian Mole series with The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4 being one of her most famous.

The Adrian Mole series ran from 1982 to 2009 and was a hit with critics and readers alike.

Throughout her life Townsend had been plagued by ill health and was left blind after battling diabetes for years. She had a stroke in 2012 which caused the next planned instalment of the Adrian Mole series to be pushed back.

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Our thoughts go to her family and friends at this difficult time. Townsend was a loved and respected writer who will be greatly missed.


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