In recent news, American novelist Stuart Woods passed away. He was a prizewinning mystery writer who churned out multiple best sellers during what his memoir duly described as an extravagant life. According to reports, he died on July 22, 2022, at his residence in Washington, Conn. Woods’ wife, Jeanmarie Woods, confirmed his death and happens to be his only immediate survivor. Following the announcement of the news, netizens started paying him heartfelt tributes on social media. He was 84 at the time of his passing. Let us find out what happened to the novelist in the article below.
Apart from sharing the saddening piece of news, Jeanmarie Woods, Stuart Woods’ wife, did not share any details about his sudden death. Due to this reason, his cause of death remains unknown. Mr. Woods, who also had houses in New York, Maine, and Florida and was a daring licensed private jet plane pilot and trans-Atlantic sailor, tacked on his writing career in a somewhat haphazard manner. However, after he started writing, he turned a $7,500 advance for his first book, “Chiefs,” in 1981 into a successful career as a one-man fiction factory, producing as many as five thrillers a year, one of which served as the inspiration for a six-hour CBS mini-series in 1983.
Over the course of four decades, he produced dozens of New York Times best-selling novels with characters like Ed Eagle, a Santa Fe defense attorney, William Henry Lee IV, a Georgia senator who is elected president, Holly Barker, a retired Army major and Florida police chief hired by the C.I.A., and Rick Barron, a police detective who becomes the head of the production for a Hollywood studio in the 1970s. A Romantic’s Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland is another travel book by Mr. Woods (1979).
Stuart Chevalier Lee was born on January 9, 1938, in west-central Manchester, Georgia. His parents were Stuart Franklin Lee, a gas station owner who fled the state after robbing a bottling plant while his son was just two years old, and Dorothy (Callaway) Lee, a church organist. Stuart adopted his stepfather’s last name when he was 6 years old since his mother had married Angier David Woods. Mr. Woods served in the Air National Guard after earning a sociology degree from the University of Georgia in 1959. He moved to New York with the intention of becoming a journalist but instead found employment at an advertising agency there before moving to London.