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Author of "The War of The Roses", Warren Adler Dies at 91

Updated On 17 Apr, 2019 Published On

Warren Adler, the author, of the famous novels, The War of the Roses and Random Hearts died on Monday, 15th April 2019, of complications from liver cancer.

Warren's son David Adler informed the media on Monday that his father had passed suffering complication from liver cancer.

Adler penned down 50 novels a majority of which have been made into films and short movies.

Adler's 1981 novel The War of The Roses was made into the 1989 comedy movie starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

Likewise his other work Random Hearts also was adapted into a feature film featuring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas in 1999. 

Warren Adler was born on 6 December 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

He graduated with a degree in English literature from New York University.

After college, he pursued a career in journalism, debuting at the New York Daily News and later became the editor of the Queens Post.

During the Korean War, Warren Adler served for the Armed Forces Press Service as an Army correspondent.

After the war service, Adler ventured into business, successfully owning four TV stations and a radio station.

He then launched his own advertising and public relations firms named Warren Adler Ltd.

The famous author whose works were adapted into feature films was 91 when he died of gastrointestinal cancer.

His funeral will be held at 1 pm on Thursday.

The author is survived by his wife Sonia Adler and sons Jonathan Adler, Michael Adler and David Adler.