Harper Lee, Author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Dies at 89

To Kill a Mockingbird author HARPER LEE has passed away. Her age was 89. 

The death of Lee, who lived in Monroeville, Alabama, was confirmed by multiple sources, according to AL.com.

No details about the nature of her passing were provided. Lee "died peacefully," according to her publisher, who provided no further details. 

The New York Times reported that Lee was ailing during the controversy surrounding her novel Go Set a Watchman, published in 2015. Lee suffered a stroke in 2007. 

Michael Morrison, president and publisher of HarperCollins in the United States, said, "The world knows Harper Lee was a brilliant writer, but what many don't know is that she was an extraordinary woman of great joy, humility, and kindness."  

“She lived her life the way she wanted — in private — surrounded by books and the people who loved her.” 

“Knowing Nelle these past few years has been not just an utter delight but an extraordinary privilege,” Lee’s agent Andrew Nurnberg said in a statement.