One of the UK’s most popular authors, Ruth Rendell on Saturday, May 2, 2015 died of an ailment triggered from stroke attack which she suffered in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Jeremy Sutton/Hibbert/Getty Images)
One of the UK’s most popular authors, Ruth Rendell on Saturday, May 2, 2015 died of an ailment triggered from stroke attack which she suffered in January 2015. (Photo Credit: Jeremy Sutton/Hibbert/Getty Images)

One of the UK’s most popular authors, and creative writer, Ruth Rendell has died of an ailment triggered from stroke attack which she suffered in January 2015.

The author of over 60 novels, including The Girl Next Door which was published in 2014, was also widely known for her creation of Inspector Wexford.

Publisher Hutchinson who announced the sad news on Saturday, April 2, 2015 said, “It is with great sadness that the family of author Ruth Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, announce that she passed away in London at 8am on Saturday 2 May, aged 85. The family have requested privacy at this time.’

Rendell’s death is a great loss to the writing world.

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