18 Sep, 2020 16:15 am

Author of 'Forrest Gump' Winston Groom dies at 77

Author of 'Forrest Gump' Winston Groom dies at 77
Groom was born in Washington and grew up in Alabama, where he studied English and decided to become a writer

World Fri, Sep 18, 2020 Renowned US novelist Winston Groom.— Goodreads/Files  WASHINGTON: Renowned US novelist Winston Groom has died at the age of 77, said the mayor of the Alabama city where he lived."It is with great sadness that I share the passing of our dear friend Winston Groom."While he will be remembered for creating Forrest Gump, Winston Groom was a talented journalist & noted author of American history.

He  authored "Forrest Gump", the 1986 American novel that inspired the classic film.Groom's book "Forest Gump" did not find widespread success until the release of the film of the same name in 1994, which starred Tom Hanks and won six Oscars including best picture.

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