Sorry to hear this. I am glad that the movie gave him more widespread recognition in his final years. His stuff wasn't always my cup of tea, but I admired the fact that a guy like him (a Joe Blow) could make it as a writer.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
Frank McCourt, Author of ‘Angela’s Ashes,’ Dies at 78 I read Angela's Ashes when it came out, and it's a pretty difficult and moving read given just how much his family had to go through in order to survive - but it's an amazing book nonetheless....