Death of Anne McCaffrey

April 1, 1926 - November 21, 2011
Dublin, Ireland | Age 85

'Dragonriders' author dies aged 85
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SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated Press

DUBLIN (AP) — Anne McCaffrey, whose vision of an interstellar alliance between humans and dragons spawned two dozen "Dragonriders of Pern" novels, has died in Ireland aged 85, her publisher and family announced Wednesday.

Random House said the Cambridge, Massachusetts-born author died of a stroke Monday at her rural residence south of Dublin, her home for four decades. She christened her self-designed house Dragonhold.

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