Maeve Binchy, one of the world's most popular novelists, has died after a short illness.
The 72-year-old author was with her husband, writer Gordon Snell, when she passed away peacefully in a hospital yesterday.
The successful writer sold more than 40 million books worldwide during her career. Several pieces of her works were adapted for also screen, including the Circle Of Friends, The Lilac Bus and Tara Road.
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