Renowned British novelist Martin Amis has died at the age of 73.
The author died of esophageal cancer Friday at his home in Lake Worth, Florida, said his wife, writer Isabel Fonseca.
It was the same disease that killed his close friend, journalist Christopher Hitchens.
Amis has published 15 novels and is best known for his books Money: A Suicide Note and London Fields.
“We are saddened to learn that Martin Amis, one of the most acclaimed and talked about novelists of the past 50 years, has passed away,” the Booker Prize tweeted.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Amis was the son of noted novelist Kingsley Amis, who rose to fame with his book Lucky Jim and died in 1995.