DEAD: ON THIS DATE
V. C. Andrews (aged 63)
American novelist (Flowers in the Attic)
Cleo Virginia Andrews (June 6, 1923 – December 19, 1986), better known as V. C. Andrews or Virginia C. Andrews, was an American novelist. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. Andrews died of breast cancerat the age of 63.
DEATH: Andrews died of breast cancer on December 19, 1986, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After her death, her family hired a ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman, to finish the manuscripts she had started. He would complete the next two novels, Garden of Shadowsand Fallen Hearts, and they were published soon after. These two novels are considered the last to bear the “V.C. Andrews” name and to be almost completely written by Andrews herself.