Author Harper Lee has died at the age of 89, according to multiple sources in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.
The news was first reported by AL.com early Friday morning.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee’s first novel, has sold more than 40 million copies since its 1960 release. It earned her a Pulitzer Prize in 1961.
In 2015, Lee published Go Set a Watchman, written before Mockingbird, thanks to the manuscript’s discovery in recent years. Although the book has been very successful, its release was met with widespread criticism due to Lee’s poor health at the time.
Lee had always been a very private person and was highly respected by the residents of Monroeville, who each year put on a theatrical production of To Kill a Mockingbird.
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