Pulitizer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, who wrote the novels No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses and The Road, has not died today. He is 82 years old.
McCarthy, who did not have a stroke as reported by USA Today and Twitter, is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest living authors, an honor he holds along with Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth, who are also not dead, and also did not suffer from strokes, as reported by Twitter and USA Today this morning.
Joyce Carol Oates is nevertheless saddened by the non-passing of Cormac McCarthy, who did not die for a stroke, either.
A great loss. Very sad. Profound writer & American (dark & intransigent) visionary. https://t.co/8Bvgqwdf4J— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) June 28, 2016
URGENT. Author Cormac McCarthy dies for stroke at 82.— Alfred A. Knopf News (@AKnopfNews) June 28, 2016
Our condolences to the friends and family of Cormac McCarthy, who will one day have to deal with the death of the author. However, that day is not today.
Rest in Peace, McCarthy. In a bed. Tonight. For seven to nine hours, before you wake up and eat your breakfast.
Cormac McCarthy is alive and well and still doesn't care about Twitter.— Penguin Random House (@penguinrandom) June 28, 2016