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We are very sorry to report here that Philip Kerr has passed away today, March 23, from cancer.
I read this earlier today too.
Waiting eagerly for the next book and now it looks to be the last.
So very sad for us fans of Kerr.
I am truly saddened by this news.
Ik ben erg droevig over het heengaan van deze fantastische schrijver. Ik heb al zijn Bernie boeken. Ben door Philip geintresseerd geraakt in de door Philip meesterlijk beschreven periode. Heb iedere keer uitgekeken naar een nieuw boek over Bernie. 1 van de beste schrijvers is heengegaan. Veel sterkte toegewenst aan zijn naasten. Henk Vermeulen, Nederland.
I am very sad about the passing of this fantastic writer. I already have his Bernie books. I became interested in Philip in the period that was masterfully described by Philip. Every time I've been looking forward to a new book about Bernie. 1 of the best writers has passed away. Much desire for his family. Henk Vermeulen, the Netherlands.
Notice from EL PAIS (Spanish):
A tribute from Crime Fiction Lover:
My favourite author is gone, and I can't believe it. His futuristic novels had me hooked from the start, but reading the Berlin Noir trilogy while living in Berlin was unforgettable.
And then what a joy to find Bernie back after an 18 year pause.
R.I.P. Philip Kerr and Ruhe in Frieden Bernie Gunther. I will miss you both.
all we learn and all we love may seem nothing when measured against the inevitable onslaught that is the end of a life.
But it is everything.
So long Philip.
Obituary from the Guardian:
A sad day.
Quercus pays tribute to "cherished" author Philip Kerr:
The press release from Quercus, Philip Kerr's U.K. publisher:
The New York Times obit:
Shocked and saddened
Since 1994 I have waited for the release of his books. I just saw the word “was” attached to the new Bernie book. I am so sad. He will always remain my favourite author. I always thought that “Dark Matter” was much better than the other more popular book at the time. What a great legacy of novels.
Terrible news. An outstanding author. I looked forward to each new Gunther novel with great anticipation. My sympathies to the family.
From Signature Reads:
R.I.P. Philip Kerr. All my sympathies to his beloved.
Anyone know if he managed to pen the final Bernie Gunther story?