Michael Blake, the Oscar-winning author on 3 May 2015 passed away in Tucson, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer. He was 69. He got the fame by one of his penned novel Dances With Wolves.
The novel had sold over 3.5 million copies, and was translated into 15 languages, and was later converted into film, which Kevin Costner directed and starred in.
The film bagged 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Screenplay for Blake, who also won the WGA Award and Golden Globes for the novel.
Michael Blake also had written several other novels that passionately advocated for many causes, including literacy, Native American history and the disappearing of wild horses in the West.
Some of his famous novels include The Holy Road, Airman Mortensen, Marching to Valhalla, Indian Yell, Twelve The King. His autobiography is Like A Running Dog, which had detailed his career in writing and Hollywood.
He was born in North Carolina and lived with his family in Texas before settling in southern California.
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What: Passed away
When: 3 May 2015
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