Writer Pat Conroy passed away on March 4, 2016, at the age of 70 at his home in Beaufort, South Carolina. Conroy, whose tumultuous family life served as inspiration for his fiction, was the author of: My Losing Season, My Reading Life, South of Broad, The Great Santini, and The Prince of Tides, among other works. He is survived by his wife, the writer Cassandra King.
Novelist Pat Conroy Passes Away at Age 70
By Tim Cheng | March 7 2016 | Humanities & Social Sciences
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