Andrea Camilleri: Inspector Montalbano author dies aged 93

Jul 17, 2019 1381

BY: Francesca Marchese

Andrea Camilleri, the Sicilian author behind the popular Inspector Montalbano television series, has died aged 93. One of Italy's best-loved writers, he had been admitted to a hospital in Rome last month after a cardiac arrest. The crime writer was best-known for his detective books starring inspector Salvo Montalbano based in the fictional Sicilian town of Vigàta.

The adapted Rai TV series was loved in Italy and became popular in the UK, US, France, Spain, Germany and Australia. Camilleri lost his sight in recent years but said in 2017 it had allowed him to picture things more clearly.

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