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Andre Norton dies at the age of 93

Last updated: 20.03.2005

Andre Norton 1912-2005

On March 17, 2005 at 2:23am Andre Norton passed away at her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Since middle February she had been fighting with a combination of flu and pneumonia and has at last succumbed to a congestive heart failure.

She often said she never wished to be more than a storyteller, and that skill she has mastered to perfection. Writing was her calling and she has not abandoned it till the very end. Her last book is due to be published in April 2005. She was a prolific author and leaves a legacy of over 200 books and short stories.

Her writing, always uplifting and positive in its message, has touched the lives of many people - she has received numerous letters and emails from people who told her how her stories helped them find strength to overcome the obstacles they faced in real life. She will be sorely missed by us all.

She requested before her death that she not have a funeral service, but instead asked to be cremated along with a copy of her first and last novels. She requested memorials to be made in her honor to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital (Memorial and Honor Program), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Veterinary Services (c/o the Noah Fund) P.O. Box 10128, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.


The Lady passed away
A letter from Sue Stewart, who has been taking care of Ms. Norton, informing her fans at the Andre Norton forum of the Lady's death.

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SFWA Obituary
Description of Andre Nortons life and literary achievements. Includes remembrances by Susan Schwartz, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jean Rabe, Laura J. Underwood, Bud Webster, Vera Nazarian.

CNN.com Obituary
Contains a moving story how Ms. Norton's publishers rushed to print a single copy of her last book "Three Hands for Scorpio", due to be published in April, so that she would be able to see it before she died.

Obituary in New York Times
Obituary in The Telegraph
Obituary in The Guardian
Obituary in The Independent (subscription only)

An article by Beth Rucker / Associated Press appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Free New Mexican, TriCities.com, The News Tribune, Ohio.com, Tennessean.com, The Miami Herald, Hindustan Times, The Mercury News, Cleveland.com, 940 News Canada, canoe.ca, Montreal Gazette, WJHL, Jackson Sun, Evansville Courier & Press, Seattle Post Intelligencer, San Jose Mercury News, Newsday, NY, Kansas City Star, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Houston Chronicle, National Post

Short obituaries appeared in the Dailysouthdown.com, CBC.ca, News Channel 19, BoingBoing.net, The Motion Picture Company

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