Food writer and author of the hit memoir “Julie and Julia,” Julie Powell, has died at 49 from cardiac arrest.
Powell had been tweeting about not feeling well in recent weeks.
“‘Julie & Julia’ became an instant classic and it is with gratitude for her unique voice that we will now remember Julie’s dazzling brilliance and originality,” Judy Clain, the editor-in-chief of Little, Brown and Co., said in a statement announcing her death.
“We mourn her loss with her husband Eric and her family. We are sending our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Julie, whether personally or through the deep connections she forged with readers of her memoirs. She was a brilliant writer and a daring, original person and she will not be forgotten.”
The writer had also tweeted about being vaccinated and boosted several times.
My cousin won’t get vaccinated and I don’t want to allow him in the house with my niece and nephew who are too young to be vaccinated.
— Julie Powell (@licjulie) October 16, 2021
I 87% agree with you. And if, say, we were to hang out this weekend, I would be comfortable with that.
I mostly don’t want to get the lunatic unvaccinated sick. Their assholes, but they shouldn’t have to die from it.
— Julie Powell (@licjulie) July 14, 2021
I’m narrowing down my dates for going down to Texas.
I’m a little terrified.
It’s not so much COVID, per se. I’m vaccinated, my family is vaccinated, etc... I’m just scared. Leaving my house feels like a lot.
Nature is healing, I’m back to being my usual crazy-ass self.
— Julie Powell (@licjulie) May 25, 2021
I would get vaccinated again for a free joint. (I love my parents, but dude...)
— Julie Powell (@licjulie) June 8, 2021
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