“We are deeply sorry to tell you that Lucinda passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by her family who were so important to her,” her family said in a statement. “We realize that this will come as a huge shock to many, as most people didn’t know Lucinda had been suffering from cancer for four years. Lucinda left an indelible impression on everyone she met, and on everyone who lost herself in her stories. She always radiated love and kindness in everything she did, and she will forever inspire us.”
Riley was best known for her widely read series The Seven Sisters. The series is about a group of sisters who, after the sudden death of their father, come together in their parental home, a beautiful country house on Lake Geneva. After his death, they all received a mysterious letter about their origin.
The seventh part, De Zevende Zus, was published earlier this year and was in first place in the Bestseller 60 for weeks in a row. The eighth and final part was intended to be released in 2022.
Irish-born Lucinda Riley wrote her first book at the age of 24. Her work has since been published in 34 countries and more than 25 million copies of her books have been sold. Riley is also incredibly popular in the Netherlands and more than 3 million of her books have been sold.
Sander Knol, the Dutch publisher and a close friend of Riley, remembers her as “an extraordinary woman of impressive vitality and unwavering dedication to writing and her books.”
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Seven Sisters author Lucinda Riley (55) passed away | Culture
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