Irish-born author Lucinda Riley is dead.

Riley died today, June 11, 2021, surrounded by his family after suffering from cancer for four years.

He was 55 years old at the time of his death.

Born in 1967, Lucinda Riley is known around the world as the author of the world-famous Seven Sisters series.

The seventh book in the series, published in May, The Lost Sister is currently the best-selling novel in the world, including Finland.

To date, four more independent novels have been translated into Riley's other books.

His works have already been translated into nearly forty languages ​​and sold tens of millions of copies worldwide.

“Working with Lucinda Riley and her family was a great pleasure for us.

The author radiated light and vitality, though he was afflicted by illness.

He touched all those he met who read his stories, says Riley's Finnish publisher Markus Lähdesniemi from Bazar Kustannus.

At the moment of grief, Lucinda Riley's family wanted to convey to the world these words from the author: "I have felt both pain and joy on my journey, and life has taught me what is most important. We only have this moment."

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