Celebs Who Died In 2023

Cormac McCarthy, 89

Though McCarthy published his first novel in 1965, he would languish in obscurity for decades until adaptations of his novels “All the Pretty Horses” (1992) and “No Country for Old Men” (2005) were adapted into movies in 2000 and 2008, respectively, bringing his work to a wider audience and winning Oscars for the Coen brothers along the way.  

He’s also known for gritty classics like the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Road,” which chronicles a father and son’s post-apocalyptic road trip (made into a movie in 2009), and “Blood Meridian,” a historical novel set in the American West. 

The famously reclusive author died June 13 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of natural causes at 89, his publisher confirmed.