Nicholas Evans died, the journalist and writer died at the age of 72 after suffering a heart attack. “The Horse Whisperer” topped the worldwide bestseller list.
British writer Nicholas Evans died at the age of 72 on August 9 after suffering a heart attack. His longtime manager confirmed this to the US industry magazine “Deadline”. “He lived a full and happy life in his home on the Dart River in Devon,” the statement said. “He was much loved and survived by his wife, Charlotte, and their four children.”
Nicholas Evans was born in 1950 in Bromsgrove, England. He studied law at Oxford University and initially worked as a journalist for the “Evening Chronicle” in Newcastle. He later worked in television, producing programs on US politics and the Middle East, and documentaries on artists. Evans made a worldwide name as a writer in the 1990s.
“The Horse Whisperer” became a bestseller, sold a total of 15 million copies, and has been translated into 40 languages. Robert Redford (85) filmed the novel in 1998 and starred alongside Kristin Scott Thomas (62) and Scarlett Johansson (37). Evans later wrote bestsellers such as “In the Wolf’s Circle”, “Firejumper” or “Our Favorites”.