Harper Lee, the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at the age of 89.
She died in her hometown of Monroeville this morning.
Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book and the film adaptation opened on Christmas Day of 1962 to much success.
TKAM became an huge hit and was taught in classrooms across the globe.
She followed up her classic novel with “Go Set a Watchmen.” It features many of the characters from “To Kill a Mockingbird” about twenty years later.
The book was released on July 24, 2015, decades after it was actually written.
Her cause of death is yet to be released and funeral services for Lee have not yet been announced.