Peter Straub dies at the age of 79 at the Columbia University Irving Medical Centre in New York City

Peter Straub was born on March 2, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed his Ma from Columbia University

Peter Straub was an author of supernatural fiction and horror, he had also worked with Stephen Kings

Stephen Kings tweeted about his old friend “Working with him was one of the great joys of my creative life.”

Straub death stemmed from complications due to broken hip, his wife Susan Straub told The New York Times

Peter Straub death was announced on Twitter on Sunday by his daughter Emma Straub who is also a novelist

Peter gained major popularity with 1975s Julia and 1979s Ghost story, about a backstory of a female spirit haunting a group of men

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The 1979s Ghost Story was later adapted into a film that stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas and John houseman

One of his famous novel was The Talisman, about a 12 year old boy trying to save his dying mother  by entering multiverse

Many of his novels won the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for success in horror writing