Pat Conroy

Death of Pat Conroy

October 26, 1945 - March 4, 2016
Beaufort, South Carolina | Age 70

Beloved author has died at age 70.


Author Pat Conroy, whose works include "The Prince of Tides" and "The Great Santini," died Friday evening, March 4, 2016, of pancreatic cancer, according to his publisher. He was 70.

The South Carolina native was known for his candid and "down-home" writing style, which drew upon his rough childhood experiences as a military brat with a domineering father.

In response to the news, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley tweeted: "South Carolina lost a beloved son tonight. Pat Conroy will be missed. We can find comfort knowing his words and love for SC will live on."

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