The Horse Whisperer best-selling author Nicholas Evans dies at 72
London, Aug 15 (EFE).- British best-selling author of The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans, has died at the age of 72, his agency reported Monday.
“United Agents are very sad to announce the sudden death of the celebrated bestselling author Nicholas Evans who died suddenly on Tuesday this week following a heart attack, aged 72,” United Agents said in a statement.
“He lived a full and happy life, in his home on the banks of the River Dart in Devon,” it added.
Born in Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England in 1950, Evans became famous in 1995 with his first novel The Horse Whisperer.
The book sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 36 languages.
In 1998, it was made into a Hollywood film produced by Robert Redford and starring Redford himself and Scarlett Johansson.
Evans went on to write four more best-selling novels The Loop, The Smoke Jumper, The Divide and The Brave.
Evans started off his career as a journalist for the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle before moving into novels and TV production. EFE