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By Tim Sandle     Jun 9, 2013 in Entertainment
The author Iain Banks has died aged 59. This news comes two months after he announced that he was suffering from terminal cancer.
According to BBC News, celebrated author Iain Banks has passed away on June 9th, 2013. Banks is best know for his novels The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and Complicity.
In a statement quoted by the Daily Mirror, his publisher said he was "an irreplaceable part of the literary world".
On April 3 Banks issued a statement where he explained that he was suffering from terminal cancer and has less than a year to live: "The bottom line, now, I'm afraid, is that as a late stage gall bladder cancer patient, I'm expected to live for 'several months' and it's extremely unlikely I'll live beyond a year. So it looks like my latest novel, The Quarry, will be my last."
Iain Banks was born in Fife and studied at Stirling University, published his first novel The Wasp Factory in 1984. Banks divided his career as a novelist into two streams: he wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M. Banks. In total he wrote twenty-seven novels.
Banks' novel The Crow Road (1992) was adapted as a BBC television series and his book Espedair Street (1987) was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 in a list compiled by The Times.
A review of his last book, The Quarry was featured by the Daily Telegraph this weekend.
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