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Pat Conroy, Author of ‘The Prince of Tides,’ ‘The Great Santini,’ Dies at 70

4 March 2016 9:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pat Conroy, the South Carolina author of bestsellers including “The Prince of Tides,” “The Great Santini” and “The Lords of Discipline,” died Friday in Beaufort, S.C. He was 70 and had been battling pancreatic cancer.

Conroy was known for his family novels and memoirs that were often based on his life and featured a lush, florid writing style.

Conroy’s wife, novelist Cassandra Conroy, said in a statement, “The water is wide and he has now passed over.”

The Prince of Tides” was adapted as a 1986 film starring Nick Nolte and Barbra Streisand. “The Great Santini,” which was made into a film starring Robert Duvall, was drawn from Conroy’s experiences as the oldest of seven children of an abusive Marine Corps colonel.

The 1980 adaptation of “The Lords of Discipline” was also inspired by his life, as a cadet at the Citadel military academy.

His other books included “My Losing Season, »

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The Prince of Tides Author Pat Conroy Dead at 70

4 March 2016 5:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Pat Conroy has died at the age of 70, Todd Doughty, vice president and executive director of publicity at Doubleday confirmed to The New York Times. The author, best known for The Prince of Tides, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday in Beaufort, South Carolina. "The water is wide and he has now passed over," wife Cassandra said in a statement to Variety. Conroy announced his diagnosis in February with a Facebook post writing, "I have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. With the help of the wonderful people at M.D. Anderson [Cancer Center], I intend to fight it hard. I »

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