The Thorn Birds Author Colleen McCullough Has Died

January 29, 2015 1:43 PM

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The Thorn Birds Author Colleen McCullough Has Died

Author Colleen McCullough, whose 1977 internationally best-selling romantic novel The Thorn Birds was the Fifty Shades of Grey of its time, died Thursday afternoon in a hospital in her native Australia, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. She was 77.

McCullough had suffered a series of small strokes, according the paper, which also said her eyesight had failed due to macular degeneration and she was restricted to a wheelchair. She lived on the isolated Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband of nearly 32 years, Ric Robinson, who survives ...

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