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Wilbur Smith, Prolific Author of Adventure Tales, Dies at 88

Wilbur Smith is shown in this June 20, 2011 photo in Rome. Smith died unexpectedly at his home in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, his office said in an obituary posted on the website, wilbursmithbooks.com. (Cosima Scavolini/LaPresse via AP)
Wilbur Smith is shown in this June 20, 2011 photo in Rome. Smith died unexpectedly at his home in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, his office said in an obituary posted on the website, wilbursmithbooks.com. (Cosima Scavolini/LaPresse via AP)

(AP) -- Wilbur Smith, a bestselling author who wrote dozens of adventure novels, has died at age 88.

Smith died unexpectedly at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday, his office said in an obituary posted on the website wilbursmithbooks.com. A cause of death was not provided.