TOM WOLFE died aged 89 in a Manhattan hospital on Monday, his agent Lynn Nesbit confirmed, but what was the Bonfire of the Vanities author’s cause of death?
By SAMANTHA MASTERS
The non-fiction writer had been hospitalised with an infection, however his cause of death is currently unknown.
Tom was famous for pioneering "New Journalism" during his critically acclaimed career as a reporter.
"I looked at the whole city first," he told National Public Radio.
“Once I zeroed in on these areas, I would then find the characters."
Despite the drug being featured in his work, the writer never took the substance himself.
He also authored two collections of articles and essays, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.