Death of Edward Gorey

February 22, 1925 - April 15, 2000
Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts | Age 75

Illustrator and author dies at 75
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Edward Gorey, whose bizarre stories and black-and-white illustrations reflected an elegantly morbid sense of humor in books, on the stage and for television, died Saturday at age 75. He suffered a heart attack earlier in the week, The New York Times reported Sunday.

Gorey's costume design for the Broadway production of "Dracula'' won a Tony Award in 1978.

He wrote at least 90 books and illustrated 60 others. Most showed vaguely Edwardian characters in bleak settings, reacting...

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