The author of the best selling book "The Exorcist" has died at the age of 89.
Blatty not only wrote the above mentioned book but other best sellers that were also made into movies such as "Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane" which was made into "The Ninth Configuration" and "Legion" which was made into "Exorcist 3".
Blatty also wrote the screenplay both films as well as "The Omega Man" of which he was not credited.
But it was "The Exorcist" that forever remained with him and his work will continue to thrill many people. He died from complications from a form of blood cancer on January 12th.