Joan Didion Death: Famous American essayist, Joan Didion is dead, Cause of Death

Joan Didion Death – Cause of Death: Famous American essayist, Joan Didion has passed away aged 87.

Joan Didion’s writing during the 1960s through the late 1970s engaged audiences in the realities of the counter culture of the ’60s and the Hollywood lifestyle. Her political writing often concentrated on the subtext of political and social rhetoric.

Joan died following battle with Parkinson’s disease on Thursday, December 23.

“We are deeply saddened to report that Joan Didion died earlier this morning at her home in New York due to complications from Parkinson’s disease,” Paul Bogaards said in a statement.

Joan launched her career in the 1960s after winning an essay contest sponsored by Vogue magazine.

In 1991, she wrote the earliest mainstream media article to suggest the Central Park Five had been wrongfully convicted. 

In 2005, she won the National Book Award for Non fiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for The Year of Magical Thinking.

She later adapted the book into a play, which premiered on Broadway in 2007. In 2017, Didion was profiled in the Netflix documentary ‘The Center Will Not Hold’, directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne.