Umberto Eco Dead at 84
Italian writer Umberto Eco, most known for his book “The Name of the Rose,” has died. He was 84.
He died late Friday from cancer according to the BBC:
The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose, has died aged 84.
According to a family member who asked not to be identified, he died late on Friday from cancer.
The Name of the Rose was made into a film in 1986 starring Scottish actor Sean Connery.
Eco, who also wrote the novel Foucault’s Pendulum, continued to publish new works, with Numero Zero released last year.
He also wrote children’s books and literary criticism.