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.
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.
The best place is the Andre
Norton Forum at SF-F Fandom.
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
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.
in New York Times
in The Telegraph
Obituary in The Guardian
Obituary in The Independent (subscription only)
An article by Beth Rucker / Associated Press appeared
in the Chicago
New Mexican, TriCities.com,
News Tribune, Ohio.com,
Miami Herald, Hindustan
Mercury News, Cleveland.com,
News Canada, canoe.ca,
Courier & Press, Seattle
Post Intelligencer, San
Jose Mercury News, Newsday,
City Star, Minneapolis
Star Tribune, Houston
Short obituaries appeared in the Dailysouthdown.com,
Channel 19, BoingBoing.net, The Motion Picture Company
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