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Entertainment: The writer Dominique Lapierre, author of "La Cité de la Joy", died at 91 years old

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Dominique Lapierre en visite au siège du journal ouest-france à Rennes, le 8 juin 2010. © Marc Ollivier / Ouest-France Dominique Lapierre visiting the headquarters of the Journal Ouest-France in Rennes, June 8, 2010 .

Dominique Lapierre died from "old age", Sunday December 4, 2022, in the Var. A native of Charente-Maritime, this French writer has sold some 50 million copies with his American "pen" Larry Collins.

The French Literature loses a feather. Dominique Lapierre , a writer passionate about India, died at the age of 91 on the Côte d'Azur, announced his wife on Sunday December 4, 2022.

"At 91, he died of old age "Explained Dominique Conchon-Lapierre in the regional daily Var-Matin , confident in this interview" in peace and serene since Dominique no longer suffers ".

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The writer Dominique Lapierre on the way to the Nirvana https://t.co/wzcqu39lyj pic.twitter.com/lothhffweu

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as much philanthropic as wrote to Success, he had sold, with his "Plume brother" Larry Collins, some 50 million copies of their six novels, whose "Paris burns? ", Translated into forty languages.

His humanitarian action

This is how after having written, alone, "La Cité de la Joy" (1985), on a slum of Calcutta, he gave a good part of his copyrights to people in misery who had inspired her. The novel was a total of millions of copies and was the subject of a film, directed by Roland Joffé, in 1992.

in 2005, he assured that, thanks to his copyright, donations From readers and gains of conferences pronounced worldwide, its humanitarian action “had made it possible to cure in 24 years a million tuberculosis, to treat 9,000 leper children, build 540 wells of drinking water and arm four hospitals on the Delta du Gang in India ”.

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After "Paris burns?" ", He had continued his fruitful collaboration with Collins:" Where you will wear my mourning "(1968, on the bullfighter el cordobes)," ô Jerusalem "(1972)," This night freedom "(1975, on the independence of the independence of the independence of the independence of the independence of India), "The fifth rider" (1980, fiction around an atomic bomb) and the thriller "New York burns? " (2004).

Originally from Charente-Maritime

He has long occupied a home of Ramatuelle, located on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, separated from that of Collins (died in 2005) by a tennis court, acquired with copyright of "Paris burns?" », (1964, 20 million readers, 30 international editions).

René Clément made a film of this story of the Liberation of Paris on August 25, 1944, with a host of stars, like the French Jean-Paul Belmondo or the American Kirk Douglas. The Americans Francis Ford Coppola and Gore Vidal had co -signed the scenario.

Lapierre also co-written, with the Spaniard Javier Moro, "he was midnight five in Bhopal" (2001) and, with Jean-Pierre Pedrazzini, "Once upon a time the USSR" (2005).

Born July 30, 1931 in Châtelaillon (Charente-Maritime), he was also a journalist at Paris-Match.

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