Anne Rice — bestselling ‘Interview with the Vampire’ author — dies at 80

Bestselling novelist Anne Rice, whose dozens of books included the wildly popular “Vampire Chronicles” fantasy series, has died, her family announced. She was 80. Rice died of complications from a stroke, her son said. “The immensity of our family’s grief cannot be overstated,” Christopher Rice, who is also an author, wrote on social media. “As my mother, her support for me was unconditional — she taught me to embrace my dreams, reject conformity and challenge the dark voices of fear and self-doubt. As a writer, she taught me to defy genre boundaries and surrender to my obsessive passions.” Th...