It is with great sadness that we have found out William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist, The Ninth Configuration and Legion
has passed away at the age of 89. Director William Friedkin shared the news via Twitter:
Blatty’s novel The Exorcist and subsequent film of the same name is widely considered one of the greatest horror novels of all
time and one of the scariest and most beloved horror films of all time.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends, he will be sorely missed by horror, film and literature fans alike.
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