British writer John Le Carré, famous for the Cold War spy novels Potmaker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Berlin Spy, died at the age of 89.
John Le Carré, formerly known as David Cornwell, was a British intelligence officer. During his 60-year writing career, he wrote 25 novels and a memoir, and the book sold about 60 million copies worldwide.
According to the report, “Poiler, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” was adapted into a TV series in 1979 and became a classic. Gary Oldman won an Oscar for starring in the 2011 film of the same name.
Le Carré’s wife and son issued a statement saying that he died on the evening of the 12th local time after a short battle with pneumonia.
The report quoted Le Carré’s agent Jonny Geller as saying: “We lost a great British writer.”