Where The Wild Things Are – Author Dies at 83 – Legendary writer Maurice Sendak died at the age of 83 in in Danbury, Connecticut, on Tuesday. The renown author was known for his timeless classics and the best selling ‘ Where the Wild Things Are‘.
Sendak’s friend and long time editor Michael di Capua told the media that Sendak died due to medical complications that arose after a recent stroke. The sad news spread like wild fire and Twitter was ablaze with condoling tweets by celebrities and fans. Many paid their respects to the talented author.
The iconic writer not only penned Where The Wild Things Are but he also illustrated the timeless book. It was first published in 1963; retaining its fame the book was made into a film in 2009. President Barack Obama was also seen reading the children’s classic to children at a White House Easter event.
Sendak was awarded a National Medal of the Arts in 1996 by President Bill Clinton for his vast contribution to the literature. Sendak also explored the dark side of childhood in other books like ‘In the Night Kitchen’. His books were the food for imagination for generations – he said that he never wrote for just children, his formula was never matchable to any other children’s books. His work was never fairytale like and sugar coated, and this is what made it so special.