William Nack, Author of Secretariat Book That Spawned the Movie, Dies at 77

William Nack, Author of Secretariat Book That Spawned the Movie, Dies at 77
William Nack, the esteemed thoroughbred-racing writer from Sports Illustrated whose book about Secretariat paved the way for the popular 2010 film about the legendary Triple Crown winner, has died. He was 77.

Nack died Friday at his Washington home from complications associated with cancer, his family announced.

Nack spent 23 years at Si through 2001, then penned freelance articles for ESPN, GQ and others. He received seven Eclipse Awards for excellence in writing about horse racing, the first in 1978, the last in 2003.
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