The writer and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, the man who wrote The Exorcist, died late this week at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, aged 89, of multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. "The Exorcist" was published in 1971, followed two years later by the film of the same name. It was a best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie the first horror film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
- Written by Robert Woodward
- Category: Literary & Visual Arts