Author Han Suyin has died in Switzerland.

The China-born writer - who used a pen name and was also known as Elizabeth Comber - passed away last Friday (02Nov12) in Lausanne, Switzerland. She was in her 90s.

Suyin was most famous for her autobiographical 1952 novel A Many-Splendoured Thing, which inspired 1955 Hollywood movie Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden.

The story, which was based on her romance with a British war correspondent, was later turned into a U.S. Tv soap opera in the 1960s.