Author Sue Townsend has passed away following a short illness. The 'Adrian Mole' creator had been struggling with diabetes since the 1980s.
Sue Townsend, author of the beloved Adrian Mole book series, has died aged 68. Townsend had been diagnosed with diabetes in the 1980s and in recent years had undergone a kidney transplant as well as suffering a stroke. She passed away on 10th April after what was described as a short illness.
Author Sue Townsend has died, aged 68 years old
After leaving school at the age of just 15, Townsend took on a variety of jobs, including working as a shop assistant and in a factory. By the time she was 22 years old she married with three children. It wasn’t until her thirties, when she joined a writers' group in Leicester, that she had the opportunity to dedicate herself to writing.
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