French writer Dominique Lapierre died at the age of 91 due to "advancing age", as his wife announced to a French newspaper, and said she feels peace and serenity because Dominique is no longer suffering.
The writer, born in 1931, had sold about 50 million copies of his six books that he published in collaboration with the American writer Larry Collins, the most famous of which is "Is Paris Burning?" The book was published in 1965 and reviewed the events that preceded August 1944 during the liberation of the French capital, Paris, from the Nazis, and was quoted as a movie.
His 1985 novel The City of Joy was also a great success, and it centered on the hardships of a tuk-tuk driver in the Indian city of Kolkata and was adapted into a 1992 film.
The writer was very humane, so he donated most of his proceeds from the novel City of Joy to support humanitarian projects in India. He stated that this step made it possible to treat one million patients with tuberculosis within 24 years, in addition to caring for 9,000 children who had leprosy.
The writer continued his partnership with Collins and they published several books, such as "I'll dress You in Mourning,O Jerusalem, Freedom at Midnight, The Fifth Horseman, Is New York Burning?".
Dominique had long lived with Collins in Saint-Tropez and their house was separated by a tennis court.