Death of Colleen McCullough

June 1, 1937 - January 29, 2015
NorfolkIsland, Australia | Age 77

'The Thorn Birds' author dies at age 77
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SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness.

McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn said in a statement.

McCullough had continued producing books despite a string of health and eyesight problems by using dictation, Martyn said.


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