Andrea Camilleri is dead

Creator of Inspector Montalbano had cardiac arrest last month

(ANSA) - Rome, July 17 - Italian crime writing great Andrea Camilleri died on Wednesday at Rome's Santo Spirito hospital, sources said. The creator of Inspector Montalbano, arguably Italy's most famous fictional detective, had been critically ill since suffering cardiac arrest a month ago.
    Camilleri, 93, became a best-selling author after he turned 60, and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide.
    The TV adaptation of Montalbano's adventures, as well as a spin-off, The Young Montalbano, are big hits in Italy and around the world too.
   

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